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US-based hosting firm DreamHost is advising customers to change their passwords following a database breach. The firm warned on late on Friday that hackers had compromised customer FTP/shell access passwords. DreamHost began the process of resetting customer passwords over the weekend, a process that hit a few hiccups along the …

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Web panel passwords and email passwords were NOT reset, only shell/ftp passwords - I got the email on Saturday and changed my passwords, not a big deal in the end.

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Easy job

Same here. Had 8 password to reset for a variety of sites - no big deal.

Could be a pig if you had lots of sites.

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More than that...

As a DH customer of six years, this latest incident takes the proverbial.

Sites have been on and offline for around a week.

Around the same time this particular issue hit, all my own sites on a private server and shared server went back to DNS ONLY from FULLY HOSTED and had to be hand-crafted from scratch.

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Sounds like you've had a lot of bad luck. I've been a customer for 10 years and never had a major problem and any problems I have had were resolved amicably and quickly. Maybe I've just been lucky...

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FAIL

"DreamHost’s database servers was illegally accessed using an exploit that was not previously known or prevented by our layered security systems" Translation: "Our third rate web app that was written by an intern 3 years ago got pwned by an SQL injection"

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