We got Hacked!

We got Hacked!
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This site got "Hacked" last night.  Someone without a Subscription decided to BREAK-IN to see articles they aren't allowed to read.   They found a vulnerability in the VERTICAL ARTICLES SCROLLER which (formerly) appeared at the top right of this page. 

They exploited that vulnerability, which BROKE the Vertical Articles Scroller, making it non-functional for anyone who tried clicking any links in that scroller.  

They then proceeded to attempt to alter a Super-User account (News Desk) to gain full site access, but in doing so, they caused the security system to self-destruct that Super User Account to stop them.  That Super-User was account #485, so when the account was destroyed, all of you got a red error message across the top of the page saying User 485 Not found.

The damage is fixed.  The Vertical Articles Scroller has been replaced with the "Latest News" text box . . . which most of you will probably like because it was the one feature of this new site that MANY of you complained "scrolled too fast to read."

Just another day in the life of the Hal Turner Radio Show web site!    For want of a lousy $1 a week subscription, someone was willing to break-in and did all that damage.  Go figure.

Fund Raising to keep this web site and Radio Show alive and well thru April.   

GOOGLE ADSENSE STOPPED ADS FROM APPEARING ON THIS SITE, THUS CUTTING REVENUE.  That means I can no longer accommodate non-Subscribers because out of every ten thousand of them who read stories, only ONE donates -- and the bandwidth costs that __ I __ incur from their reading does not pay for itself.  Thus, the general public will get a few "FREE" Articles, but the majority of this site is now locked-down for subscribers only.  

I suspect part of Google AdSense decision has to do with the left-wing CENSORING/ HARMING the right wing in any manner they can.

I really need your help this month to keep the lights on and such, so please either SUBSCRIBE for $1 a week billed Quarterly ($13) HERE or for $5 a month HERE  which will get you full access to all content on this site, or make a donation.
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    His self · 26 days ago
    Hal, you are learning the hard way about php and Joomla..........
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    Matthew Worner · 26 days ago
    Surely you don't think it was intentional! Noooo-oooo. The leftist/marxists of our government swamp would NEVER do such a thing! Yeah, right, pull the other one. Fifty-three years ago I was proud to enlist and go off to war. Had I known how we would be betrayed by our own "government" I'd have been the first one across the bridge into Canada. (Boy, wouldn't that have worked out well?) Time and past for a worldwide revolution of patriots leading to the wholesale demise of a bunch of self-serving sycophantic oligarchs. Don't be surprised when it happens. No doubt there is plenty of rope available and myriad lamp poles in the District of Criminals...
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    Carl Goldsworthy · 26 days ago
    Many years ago I decided to get off the work to earn, smoke it, drink it, back to work next morning treadmill. To do so I multiplied my mortgage repayment by 2.5 . When paid I retired early.
    One thing I gave up was a morning newspaper. After work 2 newspapers, for the crosswords down the pub. Three Sunday papers. Total cost was maybe $500 a year.
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    Really · 26 days ago
    It's worth the money to read the comments from Sherlock and CG, alone!! They write longer responses than most articles! Thanks for the great site, Hal.
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    TL Spurlen · 26 days ago
    I had that warning. I had just emailed you about it.