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New partner: HostSailor

New partner and server from HostSailor The amazing people at HostSailor.com have joined QuakeNet as partners and sponsored a new server hosted in Bucharest, Romania. You can access the server using the hostname hostsailor.ro.quakenet.org and the server will be part ...

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Possible Leak of Encrypted Passwords

Posted by magpie on Sunday 21 November 2004

As you may have noticed, earlier today the password for every Q account was changed. This was due to a suspected leak of some encrypted passwords from the QuakeNet website, shortly beforehand, causing the passwords to be changed as a precautionary measure whilst we investigated.

If you use your Q account password as any other password, we recommend you change these as well, to ensure you are fully secure.

You will be able to request your new password using Q's REQUESTPASSWORD command, as follows:

/msg Q REQUESTPASSWORD your.email@address.here We would like to assure users that we are working hard to ensure this cannot happen again, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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i forgive u :P

paulor said on Monday 03 January 2005

this is excellent news! :o

calum said on Monday 03 January 2005

I had to create a new account coz i wasn\'t online at the day that the passwords were created. And i couldn\'t retrieve my old one. So i lost a few channel flags for the channels i was in.

Morbid-Angel said on Thursday 13 January 2005

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net-com said on Wednesday 19 January 2005

how where the passwords leaked?

ILWolfie said on Saturday 22 January 2005

Possible Leak of Encrypted Passwords by magpie Sunday 21. November 2004 at 18:40 EET hmm :/ LoL ? How the fuck did they hack you?

HansaBABZ said on Thursday 03 February 2005

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ldr said on Friday 04 February 2005

Better late than never: good news!

kreativity said on Saturday 05 February 2005

My auth has been taken over, and my msn to, this is very funny, ehm, not, have tryed to change password and everything, but i dont just get it back.. :(((

OddyBoy said on Sunday 06 February 2005

when filling in : /MSG Q@CServe.quakenet.org AUTH nortic ******** With my correct password ofcourse.. I still get : your Q username and/or password is incorrect. How is this possible ?

nortic said on Tuesday 08 February 2005

If they were \"encrypted\" how did the hackers so easily de-crypt them to get working passwords ? There is a large amount of people whose accounts were fully compronised....were the passwords really encrypted and what other information was also leaked ? Encryption must have been pretty weak to be so easily decoded back to real passwords....

ok-enora said on Saturday 07 May 2005

Quakenet didnt say the \"hackers\" decrypted the passwords. What they did say was.. quakenet changed the passwords as a security measure.

eVc said on Sunday 29 May 2005