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Ta for sharing that, Brian.

I am just about out for my evening.

Later

Chris
 


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Earlier today an email was sent out to our members stating that we now accept donations via cryptocurrency in exchange for upgraded member perks. This email is a scam, do not send anything to the addresses listed in the email.

Someone was able to gain access to the administrator area of the forum using a weak password from one of our administrators, then used the built-in email tool to send out bulk emails requesting donations.

The site also wasn't rendering during this time. We've restored from a previous backup. If you have any questions, please respond below, send me a private message here or reach out via email ([email protected]).

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Rob
hey rob i was wondering if u can give me a free vpn for a safe and secure connection
 

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hey rob i was wondering if u can give me a free vpn for a safe and secure connection

LOL @Rob is not actually a VPN provider. There are many providers out there, but free ones aren't ones that I'd trust.
 

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G'day @Darkcorn ... some didn't, we have only been notified of a small number of people who did.

The notice is just part of our attempts to protect our Members.

Avagudday

Chris Turner
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I also received that emailView attachment 13725

Obviously, the author does Not understand anything about the true philosophy behind Linux and "FLOSS" world (its community at large).
But, I won't about it to give any clue to the author(s) of this scam.
They better target proprietary software companies, it's where people with all sorts of greeds usually meet... ;-)

Regards,
"HP"
 
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