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Re: 000Webhost.com - Hosting24.com Scammers suspend websites

Unread post by bannination » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:43 am

JTA wrote:
Vrede wrote:I'm in using Tor right now. With Firefox I get:

"Welcome to blueridgedebate.com This domain was recently registered at namecheap.com. Following is a message from the owner of this domain.
We're coming back! Host is holding data hostage, but I do have a fairly recent backup.More info as I get it..."

I've cleared cookies and cache and even reset Firefox. Ideas?
Caching issue.
Agreed.

Vrede, try rebooting your PC/pad/whatever, along with your router, etc.
It should straighten itself out eventually.

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Unread post by bannination » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:45 am

JTA wrote:I use 000webhost for several websites :(

BACKUP EVERYTHING YOU HAVE NOW!


Search for 000webhost suspending websites with no notice. It's amazing. Don't be unprepared!

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Unread post by Banni » Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:08 am

Guest wrote:Update at 2:30PM. I can no longer log in at hville.hostzi.com.

Banni, you need to set the correct time from DST.
I did change it, we'll see if it sticks.

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Unread post by Colonel Taylor » Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:15 am

Vrede wrote:I'm in using Tor right now. With Firefox I get:

"Welcome to blueridgedebate.com This domain was recently registered at namecheap.com. Following is a message from the owner of this domain.
We're coming back! Host is holding data hostage, but I do have a fairly recent backup.More info as I get it..."

I've cleared cookies and cache and even reset Firefox. Ideas?
Hey vredester where ya been? I use firefox and it took me a while to be able to connect. It still every once in a while redirects me to the homepage of the 0000webhost. I was using my phone boy what a headache that was with little fat fingers.
Good luck

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Unread post by JTA » Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:41 am

bannination wrote:
JTA wrote:I use 000webhost for several websites :(

BACKUP EVERYTHING YOU HAVE NOW!


Search for 000webhost suspending websites with no notice. It's amazing. Don't be unprepared!
One of them is just a personal website with my resume, so I'm not too worried about that one. It's been up for about five years without issue, but then again it doesn't receive much traffic

The other two I might move to a different host. I'm too freaking cheap man.

Thanks for the warning!
You aren't doing it wrong if no one knows what you are doing.

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Unread post by bannination » Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:43 am

JTA wrote:
bannination wrote:
JTA wrote:I use 000webhost for several websites :(

BACKUP EVERYTHING YOU HAVE NOW!


Search for 000webhost suspending websites with no notice. It's amazing. Don't be unprepared!
One of them is just a personal website with my resume, so I'm not too worried about that one. It's been up for about five years without issue, but then again it doesn't receive much traffic

The other two I might move to a different host. I'm too freaking cheap man.

Thanks for the warning!
Sounds good, if they even remotely start receiving any amount of traffic, they'll do it in a heart beat. I think we hit about 100,000 page views in one month, apparently that's enough even though it didn't go over a single quota.

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Unread post by Leo Lyons » Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:47 am

Guest wrote:When you first bring up this site and you've not logged in yet, the time (stamp) shown on posts is still in DST, hence my suggestion to Bannination.
Good observation. I hadn't noticed that, but you are correct.

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Unread post by bannination » Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:58 am

It'll clear up on it's own I'm pretty sure.

There is an alternative but it's a bit technical. Override your DNS settings from your internet provider, and use http://opendns.com's servers, they are pointing to the correct IP address for this site, I just checked.

IP address:

208.67.222.222

208.67.220.220

Here's a walkthrough: http://www.plus.net/support/software/dn ... _mac.shtml

Or... just give it time... it will clear up on it's own.

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Unread post by bannination » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:32 am

Vrede wrote:Voila! Did that, couldn't get online at all, restored the originals, now I'm in. Thanks.
Wow! -0-? :eh:

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Unread post by Stinger » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:53 am

bannination wrote:
JTA wrote: Search for 000webhost suspending websites with no notice.
34,200 hits, which doesn't necessarily mean a whole lot, but the horror stories go on for pages and pages.

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Unread post by Stinger » Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:12 pm

Why am I still getting 000Webhost cookies? I delete them. Later, they're back.

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Unread post by bannination » Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:28 pm

Stinger wrote:Why am I still getting 000Webhost cookies? I delete them. Later, they're back.
Are you by chance going through hville.hostzi.com to get here?

They should not be coming back at all. I just cleared all of my cookies, and I'm not getting any from webhost back, at least not yet.

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Unread post by Colonel Taylor » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:27 am

I haven't seen that page in about a day or so. All seems to be good!

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Unread post by rstrong » Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:34 pm

bannination wrote:
JTA wrote:I use 000webhost for several websites :(
BACKUP EVERYTHING YOU HAVE NOW!

Search for 000webhost suspending websites with no notice. It's amazing. Don't be unprepared!
BoingBoing: 13 million passwords compromised in webhost hack
The web-hosting service 000Webhost stored user passwords as plain text. We know this because 13 million of them were exposed in a five-month old hack whose consequences are only now becoming clear.
[...]
000Webhost users should be on the alert for fraud. And if they used the same password anywhere else, reset it there, too.

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Unread post by bannination » Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:13 pm

rstrong wrote:
bannination wrote:
JTA wrote:I use 000webhost for several websites :(
BACKUP EVERYTHING YOU HAVE NOW!

Search for 000webhost suspending websites with no notice. It's amazing. Don't be unprepared!
BoingBoing: 13 million passwords compromised in webhost hack
The web-hosting service 000Webhost stored user passwords as plain text. We know this because 13 million of them were exposed in a five-month old hack whose consequences are only now becoming clear.
[...]
000Webhost users should be on the alert for fraud. And if they used the same password anywhere else, reset it there, too.
I'm not surprised one bit.

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Unread post by JTA » Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:43 pm

bannination wrote:
rstrong wrote:
bannination wrote:
JTA wrote:I use 000webhost for several websites :(
BACKUP EVERYTHING YOU HAVE NOW!

Search for 000webhost suspending websites with no notice. It's amazing. Don't be unprepared!
BoingBoing: 13 million passwords compromised in webhost hack
The web-hosting service 000Webhost stored user passwords as plain text. We know this because 13 million of them were exposed in a five-month old hack whose consequences are only now becoming clear.
[...]
000Webhost users should be on the alert for fraud. And if they used the same password anywhere else, reset it there, too.
I'm not surprised one bit.
Haha.

I moved my sites to Google App Engine a while back.

:thumbsup:
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Re: 000Webhost.com - Hosting24.com Scammers suspend websites

Unread post by bannination » Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:53 pm

Hello,

Recently we have witnessed a data breach. In an effort to protect our users, we had temporarily blocked access to few systems, but now we are back and we’re stronger and safer than ever!
We have been audited by external security experts and we have implemented extra security measures. You can safely use 000webhost for free.

Connection to Your members area is now encrypted with SSL certificate (SHA-256 with RSA 2048 bits key). Your passwords are stored securely hashed with bcrypt algorithm with a cost factor of 12. Passwords are now immune to Brute Force attacks. Cracking a password, which has more than 4 randomly generated symbols, would take years.

At 000webhost our top priority remains the same - to provide free high quality web hosting for everyone.

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This works out to be less than $0.07/day, which is fantastic value for money. Remember we also give you a 30-day Money Back Guarantee, a 99.9% uptime guarantee and 24/7 support via ticket and live chat, to show how confident we are.

Thank you for being our client and using our services

Sincerely,
000webhost



Tried the coupon out of pure curiosity.... I guess they're not lying up to 75%.... I mean they didn't say up to and including 75%.

Pay Every 3 Months $5.35 51% $16.05
Pay Every 6 Months $5.25 52% $31.5
Pay Every 12 Months $4.99 57% $59.88
Pay Every 24 Months $4.49 59% $107.76
Pay Every 36 Months $3.99 64% $143.64
Pay Every 48 Months $3.49 68% $167.52


:-?

Such scammy.

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