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Old 02-06-2012, 09:21 AM
Location: SoCal
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Default City-Data site may have been hacked ... [Admin note: it was not]

In the San Diego forum, there's a thread titled "How to make money with Adsense and niche wetsites". If you try to open it, you get redirected to a screen to "report" the "Invalid thread". But it's not the same report screen as the one that comes when you report a posting. I wonder if it's a phishing expedition.

I'm off to change my password ...

Old 02-06-2012, 09:27 AM
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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It just means that the thread was deleted. If you refresh the sub-forum, you'll no longer see the thread.
Old 02-06-2012, 09:36 AM
Location: SoCal
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Thanks. Now I'm less worried. Still changed the password, though, just for good practice.
Old 02-06-2012, 10:38 AM
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"Invalid thread" is a normal system notification. Might happen for a deleted thread or a momentary server hiccup, but it is no sign of hacking.

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