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Message 7178 - Posted: 22 Dec 2007, 23:59:31 UTC

Hello everyone,

I just had my team hijacked. Looking through old e-mail, I found this:

\"Team member ABC has requested you to hand over
the privileges and responsibilities of team founder to him in BURP.

Visit http://burp.boinc.dk/team_change_founder_form.php?teamid=569
to change team founder or decline user\'s request.

If you do not respond to this request within two months, ABC will
be given the option to become the founder himself.

Please do not respond to this email. The mailbox is not monitored and the email
was sent using an automated system.\"


... Of course, team member \"ABC\" had joined a BS account to each team with a single member, including intel\'s team.

In hopes that spam filters would give them a free team or three, or a dozen which they can then link to whatever makes them money.

I would like my team back. TeamAdvicenator was actually quite important to me, and a research project born over the course of some time.

Thank you for any help that can be provided,

DN.

P.S. E-mail isn\'t perfect... this is a bad idea.
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Message 7191 - Posted: 23 Dec 2007, 12:09:53 UTC - in response to Message 7178.  
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Rather annoying... especially since the part of the webserver that keeps track of this does not log team founder changes anywhere. I\'ll have to dig through some old backup data, which may take some time.

Anyways, I\'ll look into this. If anyone else have lost their team please post a notice here.
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Message 7193 - Posted: 23 Dec 2007, 13:17:27 UTC
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The team founder change has been reversed for the team in question based on information found in backup data tables.
This should take effect within 10-20 mins.

P.S. E-mail isn\'t perfect... this is a bad idea.

The BOINC people are revisiting how messages are passed to users. Eventually I guess messages such as these will be delivered to you both through email and on the website.
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Message 7196 - Posted: 23 Dec 2007, 14:09:59 UTC - in response to Message 7193.  

The team founder change has been reversed for the team in question based on information found in backup data tables.
This should take effect within 10-20 mins.

P.S. E-mail isn\'t perfect... this is a bad idea.

The BOINC people are revisiting how messages are passed to users. Eventually I guess messages such as these will be delivered to you both through email and on the website.



Thank you very much for the prompt action and reply. Score one for the good guys. :-)

I look forward to the changes in the BOINC main source, and, in the mean time, will watch this zealously.

DN.
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Message 7205 - Posted: 26 Dec 2007, 10:52:20 UTC - in response to Message 7191.  

...If anyone else have lost their team please post a notice here.



Hello again,

I just noticed that Intel\'s team appears to have been hijacked:

http://burp.boinc.dk/team_display.php?teamid=693

... Just a heads-up.

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