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system restored
« on: April 09, 2012, 07:58:07 PM »
Dear Friends,
 I have to inform everyone that there has been a security issue going on for the last couple of days. Some kind of malicious program is trying to add files on our website server, . Before I get in to real trouble I had to restore the website on last nights backup  which means that all  the posts that were created from last night to today at about 16:00 local time  have been lost.  Iím sorry for the inconvenience but I could not react faster.

We are since Thursday back from Norway, where we had a great time visiting our friends, Ralf, Miriam with their two lovely children  Jonas(7)  and Lisa (2) . Who traveled back to Arillas with us and we are still having some good time. However my self and litsa have cached a Cold as soon as we arrived so we are slowly recovering.


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Re: system restored
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2012, 10:11:30 PM »
Noticed a few posts had gone missing.
Hope you both recover soon 
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Re: system restored
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2012, 12:01:36 AM »
isn't it great to see the benefits of a good backup system. Thanks again Dimitris. Its just another aspect about the administration of the forum that goes unnoticed in the background. Have a great time with Ralph and his family and I hope we meet them again in July. They are a lovely family.

Whilst on the topic of internet security issues, I must apologise to some forum members who have had spoofed email with my email address. I found out this week that problem was caused by a "brute force/dictionary" attack on servers that hold Virgin email data. Virgin knew about this months ago and told me that they sent emails to warn Virgin account holders. They never sent me one, so I have spent months trying to figure out how my security was compromised. One good thing to come out of this, is that I am changing my passwords on every account I have on the internet and each password will have a mixture of letters, numbers and special characters. Mine already had a mixture of letters and numbers but now I will add characters like % £ !.



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Re: system restored
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2012, 08:05:33 AM »
Glad you caught the nasty bug trying to get into the server in time Dimitris!

To both you and Litsa: get well and take care of each other! :)




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Re: system restored
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2012, 03:25:11 PM »

Hope you are both recovering from your colds and feeling better.

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Re: system restored
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2012, 03:35:59 PM »
Best wishes to you all. Thanks for such a quick fix to the website.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon.
Phil

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Re: system restored
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2012, 08:37:45 PM »
Well done Dimitris i thought a few posts had gone AWOL ,hope you get over your colds soon there's nothing worse when you are on holiday ,I guess it will be back to the grindstone soon with the 2012 season approaching fast ,will see you in August :-)
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Re: system restored
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2012, 02:18:28 PM »
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Re: system restored
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2013, 05:58:22 PM »
Hope you get rid of your colds very soon and can enjoy the rest of the time with Ralf, Miriam and the childen. Please give them our love and of course to you and your family.
Thanks for all you do for us folks stuck here in the snow, you make it more bearable.
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Re: system restored
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2013, 07:25:17 PM »
Think the colds have gone now Viv, last post was Twelve months ago
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