• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

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  1. blantonl

    Security Incident - Please Change Your Password

    Changing your account password updates it everywhere (RadioReference, Broadcastify, Forums, Wiki etc) The new password scheme was rolled out today (8/24/2019) at about 3:40 PM CDT, so if you haven't changed your password after then you need to.
  2. blantonl

    Possible Security Breach of email addresses and passwords

    I'm closing and moving to this official announcement: https://forums.radioreference.com/threads/security-incident-please-change-your-password.393494/
  3. blantonl

    Security Incident - Please Change Your Password

    Everyone, We've recently received reports of scammers emailing our members with bitcoin extortion attempts. We've identified that hackers were able to download email addresses and encrypted passwords from our database for a number of our users and use that information in these emails. We...
  4. blantonl

    Possible Security Breach of email addresses and passwords

    Unfortunately no for older hashing mechanisms.
  5. blantonl

    Possible Security Breach of email addresses and passwords

    There aren't any restrictions that I am aware of.
  6. blantonl

    Possible Security Breach of email addresses and passwords

    I've rolled out the new password management functions, so you can go ahead and change your password now. If you change your password now, we won't reset your password when we do the mass password change that's going to happen here shortly.
  7. blantonl

    Possible Security Breach of email addresses and passwords

    In reviewing the logs we believe we had rolled out a fix in July which closed the vulnerability right around when the attacker was at about 25% mark for user accounts, but we're going to assume that anyone's account could have been compromised. That's all I can really say at this point as to...
  8. blantonl

    Restoring Deleted feed

    I went ahead and restored it for you.
  9. blantonl

    Possible Security Breach of email addresses and passwords

    No, the mobile version of RR was the attack vector... they used a vulnerability there to walk through the user database and pull email addresses and encrypted passwords because of a bug. It was fixed in July, but they had enough time to pull about 25% of the user accounts on the site.
  10. blantonl

    Possible Security Breach of email addresses and passwords

    We identified the problem - it was an SQL injection attack that allowed the hacker to download the email address and encrypted passwords for about 300K out of 1.2M of our users. The attacker was then able to decrypt the passwords by using MD5+salt rainbow tables. No other information was...
  11. blantonl

    Possible Security Breach of email addresses and passwords

    Right now we're in investigation mode. Once we get to the bottom of what might have happened, we'll start the process to force everyone to reset their passwords. Stay tuned.
  12. blantonl

    Possible Security Breach of email addresses and passwords

    We don't store anyone's passwords ANYWHERE in plain-text format - all passwords are hashed and salted. And we NEVER have stored plain-text passwords in any database. With that said, I've received your report and I'm looking into the issue.
  13. blantonl

    Classified Posting

    FYI - I didn't show your account as a premium subscriber in the forums... it's possible something was out of sync with your feed online status and being marked as premium here... I fixed it though..
  14. blantonl

    Classified Posting

    Click Add a Listing
  15. blantonl

    MHP is going ENC

    Someone is having BDS - Broadcastify Derangement Syndrome again. Can't seem to follow the rules. No one seems to want to answer the question - which event was streamed that caused them to make the decision? Wrong. LVMPD's project to implement encryption was already in progress when the...
  16. blantonl

    MHP is going ENC

    Which event was streamed on broadcastify?
  17. blantonl

    Forums have been dropped?

    The forums team is making some changes to the Tavern... they may need to tweak some permissions, however we are discontinuing some of the tavern forums to clean up how some members act around here.
  18. blantonl

    (NOOB) Can't seem to find local police dept. in database

    I'd bet they are dispatched by the Lafayette Parish SO on the Statewide Trunked System https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?sid=4347 If I remember correctly, all law enforcement in Lafayette Parish is encrypted on the system and can't be monitored.
  19. blantonl

    Leave scanner scanning air/mil-air bands

    If it's air traffic control it's fine, military or not. However, there isn't going to be much of an audience that would listen to an open mode radio. You are better off targeting a specific airport, ARTCC etc instead of just a randomly scanning radio.
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