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Old 08-05-2017, 01:35 AM   #1
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What happened??? Need Moderator.

All of a sudden I have Korean language on my screen and there is NO ENGLISH as shown in the below example. How do I convert back if in fact I have done some thing in error.


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Old 08-05-2017, 01:41 AM   #2
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SO what does it look like now??? I tried to delete everything and ban the posters...
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The gibberish is still there.
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Old 08-05-2017, 01:58 AM   #4
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SO what does it look like now??? I tried to delete everything and ban the posters...
Yes, looks like we might have them all blocked now. I think now I have a close look Al above is right. Korean, not Chinese. Just as annoying anyway, especially if it came from North Korea.
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Old 08-05-2017, 03:08 AM   #7
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Please get posting folks, we have deleted lot of posts, but they were extremely malicious in the they only posted 1 post per thread, so there are too many to entirely delete. However, the more proper posts put up, the quicker the rest of the now banned poster's posts will disappear down out of sight in the right latest post column.

Sorry about that, but if some one is malicious enough they can do a lot of damage in a short time. Makes you wonder how their minds work, doesn't it. To get fun out of doing that, their minds must be pretty small.
PS. I just hope they can read English as well as Korean.
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Old 08-05-2017, 03:16 AM   #8
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Old 08-05-2017, 05:18 AM   #9
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It looks like that yesterday a malware attack impacted TF's servers then the situation has been addressed to a great extent.

As a member, there is no much you can do but to immediately change your password. Passwords are notorious for being the weakest link between a network and a successful attack then I would urge members to reset immediately their passwords.

- The longer and more complex your password is, the better.
- One password = one account : In the event your TF password has been cracked or found, the last thing you want is for the hacker to have access to your other accounts, so be sure to use a unique password for every account you have.
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Old 08-05-2017, 07:35 AM   #10
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Maybe they are thinking to mount a N bomb on a trawler?!
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As a member, there is no much you can do but to immediately change your password. Passwords are notorious for being the weakest link between a network and a successful attack then I would urge members to reset immediately their passwords.


Hate to disagree, but there's a LOT more you can do! It's even more important to have a robust antiviirus/malware protection program installed and keep it updated!!! No protection software can block something it doesn't know exists on your computer. My office computer stays on 24/7, so it updates automatically overnight every day...if yours doesn't, run update every time you turn it on.

I've used Bitdefender Total Security for years..the top rated package...can block everything including ransomware. It's not free--free versions of anything only provide the level of protection you're paying for.-but it's very reasonably priced. Check it out at Bitdefender.com

Never click on a link in a post or email unless you're absolutely certain of its origin. Don't even open any emails from an unrecognized sender...delete 'em from the downloaded list.
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The Site was not hacked - just spammed. Spam is a common problem on forums and while we have measures in place to slow it down, we still see it from time to time. These are bots that register and then put up post after post of crap. No accounts have been breached.
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As a member, there is no much you can do but to immediately change your password. Passwords are notorious for being the weakest link between a network and a successful attack then I would urge members to reset immediately their passwords.


Hate to disagree, but there's a LOT more you can do! It's even more important to have a robust antiviirus/malware protection program installed and keep it updated!!! No protection software can block something it doesn't know exists on your computer. My office computer stays on 24/7, so it updates automatically overnight every day...if yours doesn't, run update every time you turn it on.

I've used Bitdefender Total Security for years..the top rated package...can block everything including ransomware. It's not free--free versions of anything only provide the level of protection you're paying for.-but it's very reasonably priced. Check it out at Bitdefender.com

Never click on a link in a post or email unless you're absolutely certain of its origin. Don't even open any emails from an unrecognized sender...delete 'em from the downloaded list.
Madam, you were off of the issue :
1) Clicking on a POST on TF is safe - so far - since a post is not an external link, neither an active script at risk.
2) In my own opinion the attack looked like a kind of DoS attack (Denial of Service) or in my opinion rather a DDoS attack (Distributed Denial of Service, an attack from more than one unique IP address) in both coming from human-like bots so-called zombies. It seems to me (in my own opinion again...) the issue was that the members' screen names & passwords could have been stolen. It's the website what was under attack, not members' computers, tablets, cellphones.

In whatever, your password has been at risk. Each one acts in his own way but it takes far less time to change your password than to criticize my advice.
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Madam, you were off of the issue :

1) Clicking on a POST on TF is safe - so far - since a post is not an external link, neither an active script at risk.

2) In my own opinion the attack looked like a kind of DoS attack (Denial of Service) or in my opinion rather a DDoS attack (Distributed Denial of Service, an attack from more than one unique IP address) in both coming from human-like bots so-called zombies. It seems to me (in my own opinion again...) the issue was that the members' screen names & passwords could have been stolen. It's the website what was under attack, not members' computers, tablets, cellphones.


In whatever, your password has been at risk. Each one acts in his own way but it takes far less time to change your password than to criticize my advice.

OMC, I agree that changing passwords is prudent in this situation, and that simply viewing posts on a forum such as TF doesn't put you are risk unless you click through on any links.

However, I think Peggy's advice was more general in nature rather than specific to the type of annoying attack that TF suffered. As such, the advice is excellent. Using some type of good real-time security software on our computers is a good idea in general and was offered as such as opposed to being criticism.
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1) Clicking on a POST on TF is safe - so far - since a post is not an external link, neither an active script at risk.

You misread it, Ollie ...if you read my post again you'll see that I sad, "Never click on a link in a post or email unless you're absolutely certain of its origin." We can be reasonably certain of the origin of any links in posts to TF..but TF isn't the only site people here ever visit...and they also receive a lot of emails.
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Some what confused. It is my recollection Trawler Forum established my pass word to log on. Am I mistaken as to what pass of mine is at risk? Not a 'tecky' Too damn old!
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For what it is worth....I use a personal "formula" for all passwords that allows me to have a unique password for every application without forgetting any of them. The structure is

1. 4 characters out of the URL, always in the same position. E.G. the last 4 character of the URL, or the first 2 + the last 2, etc. E.G. trawlerforum.com might be tr*****um*.

2. Next, a constant value of 3 characters. These could be the first 3 letters of your spouse's name. E.G. Sarah and the password for trawlerforum.com becomes trsar**um*.

3. Next, a variable component of 2 characters. These could be the first letter of the current month + the last digit of the current year, so August of 2017 becomes a7. Trawlerforum password is now trsara7um*

4. A special character, like "?", "!" etc.

I reset the variable component annually and since I follow the same formula for all sites, it is always calculable even though the ending password is very strong and unique per site. If this sounds complicated, try restoring a stolen identity.

One final tip that few seem to be aware of....you can freeze your credit report online for each of the 3 main services. I think it is free to do everywhere, but some states may allow a small fee. The net effect of freezing your credit report is that no one can open an account, rent an apartment or do anything dependent on a credit report return until you go online and unfreeze them. So, unless you are applying for credit, keep your reports frozen on all three reporting services and you'll be pretty bullet proof from a stolen credit standpoint.

Example: https://freeze.transunion.com/sf/sec...andingPage.jsp
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