Welcome back everyone! We’re super excited to get Starcall up and running again and even more excited to start sharing the changes we have coming up in 2019.
As you may have heard, we had some security issues with our site. A plugin we use to manage users had a vulnerability that allowed exploiters to inject malicious scripts into our source code that redirected users to sketchy sites. That has been patched. I also want to stress that user passwords were never at risk. Passwords are stored using strong encryption, and there’s no indication that the hackers were even able to access our database.
What they did do was create a lot of spammy content and user accounts. The Purge™ is our effort to clean that up. We’ve removed about two hundred suspected spam accounts from Starcall. If your account was removed by accident, unfortunately you will be required to sign up again.
Once again welcome back – and here’s to a great 2019!