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Level 64: Magistrate
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Registered: ‎31-03-2010

Vision Direct site hacked

It probably won't come as a surprise if the number of people affected is far higher than they're estimating.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46261209

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Registered: ‎25-10-2010

Re: Vision Direct site hacked

And cue cheesy jokes about being short-sighted.....(follow the links, mention of not applying patches apparently)

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Registered: ‎04-01-2009

Re: Vision Direct site hacked

Thankfully I haven't need the site but thanks for letting everyone know @Bambino

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Re: Vision Direct site hacked


@sheepdog wrote:

And cue cheesy jokes about being short-sighted.....(follow the links, mention of not applying patches apparently)


Didn't see that one coming perserving

 

Thanks for sharing though @Bambino 

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Registered: ‎14-01-2013

Re: Vision Direct site hacked

@Bambino

Thanks for the heads up. Never used the site personally, so should be ok. (I hope)

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Registered: ‎22-08-2016

Re: Vision Direct site hacked

No never used the site either but thanks for the heads up @Bambino.

 

Makes me certainly wary of using any site you see advertised on the telly. If it can happen to Vision Direct, it can happen to any of them.

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Re: Vision Direct site hacked

Makes you wonder what just is "safe" these days. No wonder my wife will never enter personal details online 

 

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Re: Vision Direct site hacked

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No system  is ever 100% secure as there are always weaknesses.

 

The very best you can do is to correct problems in the code that it runs and erect defences around it, oh and enforce strong password requirements.