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Re: Forum sidebar lagging issue?
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2017, 03:40:57 AM »
So it seems to be a conflict between SMF and the host caching software. Apparently the host has attempted to fix it but it might be some time before we know for certain if it's worked.

I'm at a loss as to what to do in the meantime. If it isn't fixed soon I will contact the host. If it's an ongoing problem, I might have to put the forum into maintenance mode, because it's a fairly serious security vulnerability.

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Re: Forum sidebar lagging issue?
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2017, 12:09:39 PM »
Well that begs a question:  have we been the target of some "malicious actors" as the government says, and for what purpose?  It isn't like we're a treasure trove of valuable information here.

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Re: Forum sidebar lagging issue?
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2017, 06:14:50 PM »
Check your host's cache module settings for dynamic web pages to see if the settings had somehow reverted to their defaults.  For example, it looks like the cache module no longer checks your custom auth token to pick which page to show. Also it looks like the page expiration timeout got reset to a largish default value or unlimited.

A POST URL always passes thru to the actual site. This is why nobody can do any surreptitious changes because the actual logon token still gets checked by the site.

The main security threat is revealing a cached page that contains someone else's private info. For example, if TIF had clicked on the moderation page from the menu bar, and later someone else clicked on the same menu item, they might see the same page that he saw. 
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Re: Forum sidebar lagging issue?
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2017, 07:02:39 PM »
FYI to this date, I have logged in as Reckoner and Gadget.

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Re: Forum sidebar lagging issue?
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2017, 08:33:41 PM »
No, I did not hack.

Ditto. I've done threat assessments and demos (with permission), but only as a white hat.

(BTW IMHO hackers aren't cool anymore, they are merely another class of criminal scum who are in it for money and thievery. The last famous pure hacker was probably Robert Morris.)
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Re: Forum sidebar lagging issue?
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2017, 10:46:01 PM »
Could you guys update us when it's fixed?
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Re: Forum sidebar lagging issue?
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2017, 09:23:42 AM »
Of course, though you might know just by being here before I do.
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Re: Forum sidebar lagging issue?
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2017, 12:50:19 AM »
Anybody having any issues now?
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Re: Forum sidebar lagging issue?
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2017, 10:21:26 AM »
Seems like it's fixed...for now.

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Re: Forum sidebar lagging issue?
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2017, 07:10:58 PM »
Same. Appears to be fixed .

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Re: Forum sidebar lagging issue?
« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2017, 07:55:51 PM »
Seems like it's fixed...for now.

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Re: Forum sidebar lagging issue?
« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2017, 11:24:41 PM »
God I hope not.  It would be nice to have a few old faces come around and join us in talking about random animated cartoon shows things.
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Re: Forum sidebar lagging issue?
« Reply #27 on: May 05, 2017, 04:16:39 AM »
Looks like the forum sidebar on the main page is still out of whack, but at least the forums themselves work again.
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Re: Forum sidebar lagging issue?
« Reply #28 on: May 06, 2017, 02:52:01 AM »
Yay! I actually couldn't comment on anything. :(

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Re: Forum sidebar lagging issue?
« Reply #29 on: May 06, 2017, 03:56:57 AM »
I notice that the sidebar doesn't automatically refresh itself. I have to refresh twice every time.
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