1. linuxares

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    Don't anyone of them have a local backup?
     
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    Unfortunately, due to the lack of money, there are no backups. In the future, the plan is to switch to a new Buildbot server; it will take some time until there are builds for consoles. Anyone who wants to support the project can donate to Patreon. Anyone who has cloned the full Git repos should also contact the Libretro team.

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    The Buildbot server is currently offline and all stable and nightly versions of RetroArch and all cores are no longer available. The Nintendo versions are safe with us.

    The attacker only deleted all data and did not exchange any downloads. He also used spear phishing to impersonate a team member and delete three pages of Git repos from the libretro organization - the RetroArch repository was not affected. The team has already contacted GitHub.

    https://wiidatabase.de/retroarch-buildbot-und-git-repos-kompromittiert/
     
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  3. Shalashaska98

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    No backups? I backup my old games at least in 3 places could and drives....

    Conspiracy theory: Retroarch need some donations so they pretended to be hacked. ...jk
     
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    lul imagine using retroarch
     
  5. Mythical

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    Hopefully someone has an updated un modified fork
     
  6. Dartz150

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    What is wrong with that? I mainly use standalone emulators as I want to be specific, but I find retroarch as a great frontend to keep all the configurations in one place.
     
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  7. leon315

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    Isn't gihub entirely owned by Microsoft?

    ALL heard through years that Microsoft has hacker-proof servers.
     
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  8. 64bitmodels

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    quarantine has got hackers going crazy
     
  9. Dimensional

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    The article should get an update, now that the developers got a reply back from Github, stating that a restore from their side isn't possible.

     
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  10. CompSciOrBust

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    Didn't GitHub just burry a bunch of tapes and shit filled with oss code in the artic? Too bad they don't still have that.
     
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  11. Dimensional

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    Not sure. I saw a few that were apparently submitted, but those could be very old version, not to mention this is code copied onto ceramic tablets, stronger than stone tablets, and sent to a physical off sight vault, so it's not like someone can just waltz into the place and download millions of files to a pc.
     
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    It's just a bunch of shitty emulators taped together.
     
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    I would love to see you do better.
     
  14. Dimensional

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    Really? Which ones? mGBA? Dolphin? Parallel64? VBA-M? PPSSPP? Mesen? Nestopia? SNES9x? MAME? CEMU? Citra? Dosbox? ScummVM? Seriously wish to know which emulators are shitty and which aren't. I probably could name one or two that could easily be removed from their repository since better versions are around, but still wonder what you think are shitty and which aren't.
     
  15. ChaosEternal

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    I highly, HIGHLY doubt that they hacked Github in the way you're thinking. If you managed to crack Github and seize control over arbitrary repositories, wouldn't you use that to exfiltrate valuable intellectual property from private repositories that would be worth millions or even billions of dollars? A true hack of Github would be front-page news in major newspapers. Why in god's name would someone blow such a valuable exploit on an emulator front end? It just wouldn't make any sense. It seems far more likely that they stole the credentials from a server belonging to Retroarch or acquired their credentials some other way.
     
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    Yeah, it's not the emulators that is shitty
     
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  17. Dimensional

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    Been reading up, the hacker did some Spear Phishing, which is what allowed them to learn the credentials of one of the contributors for the repository, thereby getting access. And apparently what they did was also add themselves as a new contributor so they could do it without losing access if the hacked account's password gets changed. Fortunately they were caught before they were able to do any more damage.
     
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    sound like an internal conflict with a grudge to me
     
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    Well.... the interface does have a learning curve, I'll admit. But it's not exactly shitty. Just needs a lot more work. The Desktop UI is still a WIP, but any more it's progressing, and hopefully we'll be able to drag-n-drop and change settings without having to scroll through menu options and sub-menus one by one.
     
  20. Obveron

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    I'm surprised there aren't local backups of this sort of thing. Even when you add up all the branches, platforms, and documentation, it can't be much more than a dozen gigabytes.
    Github is supposed to be for publishing your work, not for being the only copy.
     
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