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Emuparadise suffers data breach, 1.1 million accounts affected

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Chary, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. AkitoTheHedgy

    AkitoTheHedgy Advanced Member

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    Press F for all the accounts hacked. You guys will be... Oh idk.
     
  2. PatriarchJimmyG

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    Thank god i never created an account lol seems scary to get your info stolen.
     
  3. osaka35

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    Never created an account, pretty sure. I just assume my password is never safe anywhere. I have a different one for everyone of them, just assume they're all terrible on security. Ain't no lock a dedicated lockpicker can't get past. Does make it harder on the less talented tho.

    Yeah, copright laws got weirder. You are now responsible for any link or files on your website, even if it's posted by someone else without your knowledge. And links to infringing material means the entire website is liable. Even in private messages or whatnot.

    Sayingthe name of the places that..share..is, well, technically fine. but if some big company wants to throw their weight around, there's no real way to defend against it. So while not technically against copyright, most folks like to be overly cautious. These some dark times for the internet. Since the internet is mostly global, got to appeal to the strictest laws.so that's fun too.

    least that's my understanding. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong about that.
     
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  4. Essasetic

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    Yikes. I think I had an account on there at one point (but it was from years ago and a different account name and password I have now).
     
  5. Jayro

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    Why would anyone need an account on a site that's closed anyway?
     
  6. 98otiss

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    i never even used my account, i was pwned but it doesnt matter anyway, i was planning on downloading soundtracks but it still didnt let me even with an account lol.
     
  7. sks316

    sks316 Meloetta, the Melody Pokémon!

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    Ah god damnit, I got caught in this one.
    And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why we use a password manager. Every site, no matter how trustworthy or secure, needs its own password. I recommend Bitwarden if you're still looking for one.
     
  8. chaoskagami

    chaoskagami Former CFW Dev

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    This is why on any site like this, you should be using throwaway accounts with no relation to your usual identity. Sign up with 10minutemail and use a deliberately shit password - it's not like you should be using the forums on such an obviously skeezy place.

    Emuparadise still hosts copyrighted content. They just pretend not to. There's a userscript available via an easy google that rewrites ROM links to directly reference their backend server. So no, unless they actually break said script, they're not safe to link here.
     
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  9. Sonic Angel Knight

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    This is news to me. :ninja:
     
  10. chaoskagami

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    Go google "emuparadise userscript." On duckduckgo at least, it's the second result (on a specific subreddit.)

    To be clear, I'm not recommending downloading infringing content, merely making it clear such a thing exists. The userscript itself contains no copyrighted content, but I'm not providing any links for safety's sake.
     
  11. slaphappygamer

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    I’ve been pwned on 11 sites. How do I know which ones? I’ve been using this email for the last 20 years.
     
  12. Pluupy

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    Emuparadise is now on "haveIbeenpwned"

    https://haveibeenpwned.com/PwnedWebsites

    They're not closed? They just don't distribute copyrighted content anymore.
     
  13. chaoskagami

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  14. Pluupy

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    That's not distributing content. That's people hacking into their servers to access content not accessible to users.
     
  15. the_randomizer

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    Well, for the record, they don't. But off the record, there are still ways. :creep:
     
  16. DinohScene

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    Don't even think I had an account on there...
     
  17. chaoskagami

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    Uh...no? Greasemonkey scripts are executed clientside and only modify the served page content. There is no "hacking" here. If this is hacking, so are adblockers.

    I'd be inclined to agree if they attempted to stop distribution of said script or took the backend servers offline, but they have not. Therefore, they're complicit. Aside from that, even if it were hacking, this is a rom site and it's already unquestionably illegal. They're not capable of invoking the CFAA/whatever without incriminating themselves, so any argument to that effect is invalid. They still host roms.
     
  18. RaptorDMG

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    I noticed when my github was accessed this morning by someone from Kyrgyzstan so I reset my password and nothing was modified or deleted thankfully, it was one of the few sites using my old password as I created a password convention after my rockstar account was hacked last July.
     
  19. raxadian

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    Thankfully I never had an account there.
     
  20. CTR640

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    I had no idea Emuparadise still is alive, well now they don't lol. Last time I downloaded a gba rom was waaaay before a smartphone was a thing.
     
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