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Is Java Ranch is Hacked

Anurag Blore
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Joined: Jan 15, 2003
Posts: 74
All,

Today morning when I logged in Javaranch I can see messages like 'Java Sucks' and some unacceptable languages while navigating the links. Is someone has hacked java ranch or its just a fool day flick?
Arun Kumar
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Joined: Jan 21, 2005
Posts: 129

Not sure but the moose was shot

Maneesh Godbole
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Huh?
Looks OK to me. Tried with Chrome, IE and FF. I am running WinXP.
What is your configuration?

If we get more complaints like this, maybe this should be moved to the Ranch Office forum.

PS. Do you have antivirus on your machine? Which one?


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Arun Kumar
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I can see an animation of gun in the Moose image displayed on top of the forum you will have to stare at it for atleast a minute
I thought it was an April fool trick

I am viweing form my office computer ,hence 99% teh antivirus software is upto date

I am not able to paste the image here

Just saw the ''Java Sucks" watermark like print
Mark Williams
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Joined: Aug 01, 2008
Posts: 66
I just saw "java sucks" message on the homepage too. I saw it on Safari on my iPhone.
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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The next time it happens can you take a screenshot, print it out, and fax it to us?


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K. Tsang
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I saw the moose head shot too!



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Anurag Blore
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Check these links also taken 10:55 AM IST.



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Pat Farrell
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Joined: Aug 11, 2007
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Anurag Blore wrote:its just a fool day flick?

Check your calendar.
Monu Tripathi
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Joined: Oct 12, 2008
Posts: 1369
    
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aaaAAA!!!

Well done Maneesh and EFH! I like the way moose rolls his eye

Btw, why shoot the Moose, can please someone shoot the fly?

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Raghavendra nandavar
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I too got this message and can see moose getting shot... is it some prank on April 1st.
fred rosenberger
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Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:The next time it happens can you take a screenshot, print it out, and fax it to us?

I think it would work better if you photocopy your monitor (but sure it's not too heavy), and then snail-mailed that to us. We're more likely to get it that way. Our fax machine can be kind of hit-or-miss...


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Jesper de Jong
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Joined: Aug 16, 2005
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Oh wow, we've been hacked!

Thank you for discovering this!

Looking at the IP address of the hacker it seems like he's from Redmond, Washington. His name is Bill...


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Found his picture!



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Praphulla Valluru
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Some one trying to fool us on April 1st?

Vikas Kapoor
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Praphulla Valluru wrote:Some one trying to fool us on April 1st?
yet to be confirmed?
Peter Hsu
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Vishal Pandya wrote:
Praphulla Valluru wrote:Some one trying to fool us on April 1st?
yet to be confirmed?

Someone please confirm
Very curious to know
Jesper de Jong
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Yes, it was really hacked!

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