Big apologies for the downtime on the site today. Major problems with the web server. Still trying to figure out what happened, but it looks like a major overload, possibly a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack.
Lorraine H Glade to see this site up and running. I was wondering what happened when I got the error message after trying to sing in.
Doug Just so you know, there are a bunch of (DDoS) attacks happening right now related to Linux Mint 17.3 playing host to a Linux ELF trojan called "Tsunami". http://welivesecurity.com/2016…; I post this because the timing with FC going down is perfect. Only the latest Mint 17.3 "Cinnamon" downloads (on Feb 20th) were compromised and the Mint team website is offline while they root it out.
Tuesday 23 February 2016, 18:41:10
grizzly much thanks doug for the update...Ive been a debian user for years...and over that time been hit myself..no O/S is impervious malicious intent when one is determined and possibly unlimited resources..
Tuesday 23 February 2016, 18:47:50
Gaynor I thought I'd lost my global warriors😰 Glad all is well again!
Tuesday 23 February 2016, 19:04:40
Doug Yep, a hacker got into a server that downloads Mint 17.3 apparently in Bulgaria and substituted their bullshit .iso download for the real file. Then the hacker got the server(s) to point to that file for downloads. Yep, unlimited resources it likely is, the Mint team should give themselves a pat on the back because I see the global cabals wimpy attacks as great feedback for Linux Mint making a positive difference. "People don't kick a dead horse." Dale Carnegie
Paul It looks like I recommended Linux Mint "Cyanide" edition just at the right time... Delete and reinstall should fix it.
Tuesday 23 February 2016, 19:19:09
[deleted user] Hey, Mat! I was wondering why the site was down for so long. At least it's up and running again! Anyway, I really appreciate your work on this site and I wanted to get your opinion on developing a mobile application for the Full Circle Project. It would make it easier for us to check on notifications and other stuff. Thanks!
Wednesday 24 February 2016, 02:35:09
Mat Dowle Mobile app is planned. In the meantime, I'm also working on improving the mobile interface for the current site.
grizzly recently one of my routers firmware was corrupted in my mesh network..first time that has ever happened running DD-WRT on a buffalo router..just to be safe I re flashed everything and maxed out the security..also been noticing strange out of the norm things on the net..anyone else been seeing this as well? like redirects and tracking ass ociated with norton servers?