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    lowlandernam
    lowlandernam
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    • Country:: Netherlands
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    Hi John,

    I check all servers on a daily basis, have’nt seen any real hickups lately. That female VM still behaves the way you expect…..

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    John
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    • Country:: Australia
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    Like your wife going to the shopping mall, perhaps more CPU and RAM might go someway to mitigate the issue lol

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    John
    John
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    Hi all,

    This website was hacked and as a result I would like to inform you all about what has been done to fix this site and harden up security in mitigating further breaches including what you need to know:


    Q: How do you know this site was hacked?

    A: Gamerecon was on the Norton safe web list of websites infected with malware. Now it’s been removed by request and given the green light from Norton.

    Q: How do you know this site is not still affected?

    A: You can check any website for it’s integrity and variability (among many other functions). using remote scanners like Sucuri and Norton Safe Web to name a few, gamerecon has been checked by these and other scanners returning a “didn’t detect any malware” as of the time of this post. If your still concerned? Check for yourself here – https://sitecheck.sucuri.net/

    Q: Could my PC be affected when I visited gamerecon.net?

    A: The malware affecting this site was “non specific” meaning it’s unlikely to effect a visiting computer, however, it is! possible.  Do a virus scan, that’s all you need to do because windows defender recognizes the malware in question.

    Q: What about my PayPal details?

    A: No payment details or transfers are handled by this website, donations are handled by PayPal so your details have and will always be safe.

    Q: Is there anything I can do to help?

    A: YES!! Attackers scan for websites that have no content changes in the hope of finding abandon sites, starting a new thread in our forum helps lower our vulnerably by creating new content.

    Q: What’s been done to harden up security?

    A: Without giving too much away…

    • I have disabled “get your own gamerecon site” and will only allow this functionality manually by request.
    • Implemented much stronger anti spam methods on all forms.
    • Created stronger redirection protocols with tighter security headers forcing HTTP to HTTPS including sub directories.
    • A local firewall has been installed and enabled with all traffic checked and banned for bad behavior.
    • All requests to gamerecon.net have been routed through CloudFlare to weed out trouble makers and to provide us with a stronger SSL certificate.
    • I was trying to avoid this but from now on donations will only now be accepted from logged in users, hopefully this will not discourage people from donating in the future.
    • I have spent hours deleting files and bad code from core files. Hours upon hours over the last two months to make sure I’ve done all I can do.

    Now you can rest assured, you can enjoy coming to gamerecon without any risk and post about all the great times your having on the servers in our forum.

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    lowlandernam
    lowlandernam
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    Although the donation history is gone (no problem), thanks for all the hard work….

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    John
    John
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    Hi nam,

    Thanks for letting me know and I’m not sure how I managed to delete some, or perhaps even all of the donation history but I have an administrative list of past donations, just saying, if anyone needs a summary I should be able to provide one.

    The donation plugin has been updated with a few much needed fixes so that is good, the spam protection seems to be working, please let me know it you find any bugs or other problems.

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