"When will GH be back?"
as above, we're back! i'm leaving the below so for historical reasons though
"Do the hackers have my password and email address?"
We now have direct evidence that the perpetrators accessed the user information database. This includes email addresses, password hashes (encrypted passwords), and so on. Short answer, assume they do; you should already be practicing safe password management. If you're not, then please start asap.
"I visited the infected front-page. Do I need to reinstall my operating system?"
If you're running a fully patched modern web browser, the answer is almost certainly not, unless you explicitly chose to execute something automatically downloaded by the infected page. There has been zero evidence that the page has carried any 0-day arbitrary code execution exploits on it, and many reasons why this is almost certainly not the case. If you are running something significantly older, in particular an iteration of IE3-6, then you've almost certainly been infected by something you thought was innocuous previous to your visit, and should wipe and install a modern OS and browser anyway.
"Guys, something bad happened in my life or on my computer or on the internet and I think it's geekhack's fault. What should I do?"
We apologize and are taking your issue very seriously. Please take this complimentary answer as consideration for your issue. Thanks for your continued patronage.
"What about the official RACE GB?"
Product has arrived at iMav's. He will bill for shipping via email and start sending out product next week at the earliest.
"What about the official DIY Poker GB?"
These items have not shipped from Vortex yet. No ETA.
"What do I do about group buy X or classifieds transaction Y"
Contact your group buy coordinator or transaction partner. This forum is a great way to do so, but I would recommend email as the most reliable method of contact.
"What can I do to help?"
The #1 thing we are looking for now is awesome artwork, design and template construction to skin our new simple machines-based forum. We could launch with a generic layout and template, but where's the fun in that? Please feel free to self-organize around this task in this forum.GO HERE TO HELP: geekhacker-refugee-camp-f30/let-s-give-geekhack-an-new-look-t3099.html
"Why did you guys chose SMF as the basis for the new forum?"
copypasta from my response: 'i pulled the down the source code of every single major piece of bulletin board software and chose the one which looked the least icky by manual inspection. the other software we cross-shopped it with was xenforo, but the cost + the fact that it was closed + the fact that their major selling points are SEO and social media integration features we don't need or want ultimately turned us off to it. SMF is simple, has the most modern database abstraction and sanitization implementations, and on top of that has a very slick set of APIs for extension.'
"Why are the deskthority posters so rude to me? They're breaking all kinds of geekhack rules!"
Please keep in mind that we are guests on this forum. Again, this is deskthority
, not geekhack, and we must obey all the rules that apply here, while deskthority posters are not at all bound by rules that apply on geekhack. Please behave graciously.
"What keyboard should I buy?"
All of them.
"I keep asking you about X and I'm unsatisfied with your answer!!!"
For security and other reasons, we can't disclose every detail of the current or future situation. We ask for your continued patience and cooperation. Please trust that we are doing the best we can given the resources and constraints that we have.