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|Furnation.com Serious Flaw, Reyedog refused to fix.|
Posted by: DarkXander at 07-02-2015 20:00 PM
|So in a good intentions effort i extended an offer to assist Reyedog with his site, in which he lied to me, and said, We didnt get attacked, it was all just a server error.
Well screenshots showing furnations homepage being trolled obviously shows he is lying, and trying to cover it all up.
I did a little brief recon on their server and found the flaw that allowed them to be litterally shut down, and tried via Inkbunny, Skype, Yahoo, and even furnation itself to tell Reyedog how to fix this issue, and he bans me because he seems to want to pretend it all never happenned.
I tested the exploit for 10 seconds, from my cell phone which has little to no real power, and they went down instantly. I quickly shut off the exploit and after a moment they came back up. This is a serious issue, anypone with basic to moderate know how can shut them down without even using a botnet.
This is so sad it is laughable. My offer to help him fix it still stands, if he ever realizes you cant lie to everyone, and accepts the help.
|Furnation.com is DOWN, Hacked Possibly?|
Posted by: DarkXander at 07-02-2015 10:55 AM
|Furnation.com is down, and apparently has been for some time today, i just noticed when i tried to go their to scope out the competition a little and i was greeted by a complete timeout. On their facebook page there is a mention by someone in a comment that they seem to be having trouble with a hacker. And they report they have had a mass loss of accounts in their database....
I worry that perhaps this hacker may have compromised their Database Server and possibly gained access to peoples usernames, email addresses, and passwords or hashes. As anytime there is a security issue with a site that you use i recommend, if you use or had an account on Furnation.com, if it hasnt been mass deleted already, go change your password when the site comes back up, IF it does come back up.....
We will keep an eye on this situation, and our own security logs
|FurrTrax Gamma Project - IOS/Apple App|
Posted by: DarkXander at 05-20-2015 08:50 AM
|For those of you with Iphones, Ipads, Ipods, etc. I have gotten an estimate to get a IOS App for FurrTrax made from the source code of the new Gamma Android App. So you would enjoy push notifications just like everyone on android. The problem is, thanks to Apples Money Grubbing it will cost us about $200-250 to complete and put in the Apple Store.
Obviously i cant foot that cost myself, the breakdown is 100-150 for the Development of the App by a professional App Designer, I have used this team for part of the Gamma App and they said they could have the app done as soon as a week or two. The problem is Even once the App is built, I would have to BUY an Apple Developer Account, to be able to post it on their store. That costs $100-125 per year. I dont know if there are enough Apple Users on FurrTrax to justify $250 dollors that i really dont have to spare in the budget. Feedback? Donations toward the cost?
|FurrTrax Gamma Project|
Posted by: DarkXander at 05-18-2015 13:00 PM
|We have a new mobile app in the pipeline, codenamed FurrTrax Gamma, the first release will be for Android, and will feature Push Notifications, and if all goes to plan, IOS Support will follow soon after! No ETA yet, just keep an eye out for the news. I just finished building the new API that this app will use to talk to the FurrTrax Mainframe so now production can continue.
|New Forums FurrTrax Style|
Posted by: DarkXander at 05-14-2015 12:02 PM
|The new forum system i have been working on is now open, find it on the main website. It is fully built by me, right into the FurrTrax system, fully integrated unlike the original phpbb forum now known as the old forum. The new one will not have any of the permissions screwups of the other one, and runs considerably lighter than phpbbs fat codebase.
Now that the forum is fully integrated it will also allow me to make a lot more features and options that integrate between the forums and other parts of the site instead of litterally injecting furrtrax member logins to PHPBBs seperate database.
Im sure there a few bugs in the new forum, and it isnt 100% finished, editting of posts, and deleting of posts is currently off because those features are not quite finished yet but be patient.
|Accounts and Logging In|
Posted by: DarkXander at 05-07-2015 16:57 PM
|As of now, you can now login on Mobile and Full Website with your E-Mail Address and Password, or you Username and Password, both will work now. Also, Recover Password has been given an E-Mail address option as well for those who cant remember their usernames exact spelling. Hopefully this helps. There is also an E-Mail verification prior to getting a new account, to prevent multiple accounts from being created under the same E-Mail Account.
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|Jenn Rose Emergency Heart Surgery Tommorrow|
Posted by: DarkXander at 06-02-2015 21:35 PM
|Tommorrow afternoon Jenn Rose, of which the paws4jenn.com fundraiser is for goes in for un-planned heart surgery. She went to the hospital with absent seizures/uncontiousness Sunday midday, and has been hospitalized ever since, Ive been assisting her family as i am able but today her doctors decided she needs emergency surgery tommorrow to embed a pacemaker to help regulate her heart functions. Understandably she is nervous about tommorrow, and could use some messages to cheer her up. This is Jenns 3rd or 4th round of heart surgery....
Send any such messages to me via PM, and i will email them to her phone where she will be able to read them in bed.
|FurrTrax Charity Outreach|
Posted by: DarkXander at 04-02-2015 22:18 PM
|Starting now untill may 1st anyone who donates to PAWS4Jenn.com will get full Donator Rank on FurrTrax. Simply visit PAWS4JENN.COM and use the Paypal link near the top. Then send me the transaction ID in a private message. Help us support a great cause, the average service dog costs between $17,000 and $20,000 due to the intensive training they need.
|FurAffinity.net has sold out, is now owned by IMVU|
Posted by: DarkXander at 03-19-2015 14:22 PM
|Well im not completely suprised to see apparently their old owners are cashing out, As of January it seems IMVU owns FurAffinity, interestingly they withheld this information for some time tho. Im sure everyone involved in the sale will say its not about money, its about making the service better, but somehow i seriously doubt that little story will hold forever. Big boys flashed the cash, and the owners caved.
Im curious to see how long it takes for all the user advertisments to get diluted with other more monetarily beneficial ads from IMVU and their partners.
Posted by: DarkXander at 02-17-2015 16:58 PM
|Spotlights is a section of member submitted news about events, organizations, etc, that are Furry Related, or Pro Furry, or just good topics that are pertinent. You may submit news for approval by Admins.
|New Homepage Layout|
Posted by: DarkXander at 02-17-2015 12:48 PM
|So who likes or hates the new Homepage layout with the 3 seperate news columns on the main website? Constructive reviews welcome!
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|Bug Bounty Program|
Posted by: DarkXander at 06-29-2015 13:53 PM
|FurrTrax is going to have its own little bug bounty Contest. What this means is that anyone who finds a bug, security flaw, etc, and reports it via the form linked below, and to noone else is entered to win a monthly prize of $10 Amazon Gift Card.
Because we are not rich we will be picking the winner based on severity of the bug, but to keep things a little more fair, every three months we will draw from the pool a random winner as well.
This doesnt mean submit opinions for changes, this is strictly for bugs and errors only. Any messages about adding features, or changing features will not count.
To submit a bug or issue Click this Link!
|BLACKOUT: NSA Patriot Act is Dying, Lets Burry it alive!|
Posted by: DarkXander at 05-30-2015 10:12 AM
|Tommorrow at 11:59PM unless congress has signed the renewal, the Patiot Act, which is the legislation that allows the NSA to spy on us will die, and the NSA will have to bring a large number of their spy operations to a close. Lets help force congress to do the right thing, which is for them to do nothing, and let the Act Expire.
This number has been setup to call into congress and speak your mind:
Visit Blackout Site
Whether you agree or disagree with what Edward Snowden did, the information he shed light to on the Depth of NSA Spying is shocking, and needs to be put to a permanent end!
Posted by: DarkXander at 03-27-2015 17:33 PM
|Nominate someone you think would make a good moderator, or content approval person, nominating yourself is discouraged. Creating a new account to nominate yourself = ban
|Where did FurAffinity Donations go|
Posted by: DarkXander at 03-25-2015 08:49 AM
|So like many of you i have a few serious questions for FA Leadership ATM, and not so much about what the future will hold, but, what exactly became of all the donation money FA just raised that Dragoneer had custody of? Is it in his pocket, did those moneys become property of IMVU? IF IMVU is the owner of the site now, and paying its bills, shouldnt the donations go back to their sources? Where did thousands in Donations by the Furry Community end up when FA SOLD OUT?
|2 Harmfull Users have been banned, Website/Profiles Defaced.|
Posted by: DarkXander at 03-16-2015 09:03 AM
|If you were one of the Members whos Profile Comments section was dececrated and spammed up by Soren Shepard, and Victor, then we appoligize for the trouble they caused.
For unknown reasons these two users began a tag team style campaign to attack Numerous FurrTrax members, but they singled out one in particular for reasons yet unknown, and spammed the users comments section with Hate Speech, and all number of bad things.
Upon contacting Soren Shepard and issuing an official warning, he told Xander, the head admin, "Back OFF, or else!". He then tried to play nice and talk the situation down and convince me it
was resolved and over, which it obviously wasnt.
They continued their little campaign, and then maybe as a shot at saving the situation, Victor tried to cover for Soren, saying, Someone else is using his account, that isnt him. But IP Trace and Useragent both confirm its his primary device doing this. And then Soren admitted it himself before telling me to "(racist N word), Fuckin' ban me, you mother fucker!"
His request was granted immediatly, and carried over for Victor as well.
This kind of behavior is completely in-human and i believe these two attack others to feed their own need for attention, they will not be missed, and if anyone else exhibits these actions, report them immediatly.
|FurrTrax and our Members are under attack!!|
Posted by: DarkXander at 01-31-2015 22:00 PM
|It seems a banned member from our past has come back to try to defeat and destroy us. But this time, he is not after just myself, or the site. He has begun attacking seemingly random members on the site because he is very prejudiced against our Homo-Sexual, Bi-Sexual, and Trans Members. He has been messaging mostly using KIK harrassing mostly members in either of those two demographics, but also several others who arent, and several of my staff.
I have involved the Authorities and i ask, if you have been targetted, please come forward and send screenshots or transcripts you may have to myself and they will be provided as evidence, your identitys will be kept private in this matter.
The member causing this trouble is known by a lot of names, Joe most commonly, but also, Darth Bestia, Redbull, and half of our current Hall of Shame banlist including also, Gareth, Jester, Devioz, Spartan, Briar Rydek, Gavin, Grylic, Khaos, and Sideshow727.
We recommend everyone avoid all contact with him, and forward anything he sends to you to Myself to be added to the evidence pile.
FurrTrax will not be stopped by the threats of a Activist of Hate and Prejudice. We will overcome.