Friend Finder Network, Cams dot com registered users info leaked

Reading about a recent hack / data breach and leak from the friend finder network, which includes cams.com and adult friend finder (both sponsors of our systems) – and others. This is another leak of registered user information that includes perhaps 400 million users – this is different than the hack and leak of data that network had in May of 2015 that leaked 3 1/2 million user credentials. nude-dude-email-exposed-1j

I don’t have all the details at this time or know exactly what was leaked and what was not. Apparently some of the info like passwords for some people was encrypted with a crappy method that makes cracking that encryption frivolously easy. It appears that 99% of the passwords have already been cracked.

Enslaved smart devices fucking up your sex chats

Smart TVs, internet connected refrigerators, remote view-able security cameras, net connected baby monitors, DVRs, Voice over IP / Internet Telephony systems; you, your family, and your neighbors have millions of these devices and many of them are acting as attack zombies.

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Our chats are not under direct attack, but the amount of internet congestion that is being created with these latest attacks against other people are slowing down huge chunks of the internet, and that is a problem for our chat systems that need to have a constant on / consistent connection in order to function properly.

Too Lez for the lobby?

Recent discussion in the lobby about being “too lesbian in the lobby” turned into quite an interesting debate about several different things. sexy-girls-extreme-lingerie-whip-cuffsOf course the back and forth in the chat room (at least from this one session that I got a chat log from) was pretty heated and all over the place. There were several good points made on all sides of this issue, and a couple of things that should be considered outside the discussion.

Old Chat Post Mortem

I’d love to have accurate stats for the amount of people that have used and enjoyed the OC aka Original Chat aka Old Chat system. From watching some logs over the years I have a few numbers I can guesstimate, but we have not kept the kind of logs that many other web sites consider gold. I do know that a lot of people have used our OC system over the years, and I assume that at least a percentage of those that did had some fun!

The Old Chat Not Coming Back

Lots of people loved the OC, and I was certainly one them. More about that in the post mortem post to follow.

Details here are to the best of my knowledge, but some things are guesses without confirmation from people that are actually there, however if you read the associated news stories, I think you may agree that this all makes sense.

what happened?

hiccup de ja vu in the sex chat matrix

Some may have noticed a little hiccup, and perhaps experienced a bit of de ja vu in our little sex chat matrix here in the past several hours, and perhaps the bigger picture of the past couple weeks has been a bit of that as well. I am guessing that most people would not have noticed a rewind of our systems, at least I hope there was as little impact as possible.

In my quest for excellent security I decided to put a pause on the peeps section, and there was a brief interruption of the blog section and the associated pages. Moved some files and changed some things, then went back to the data that was live a few hours previously.

privacy policy update mar 16

Added some additional information to the sites privacy policy today. Also updated some of the info on the privacy info page made for the peeps / mv-chat systems on that page.

Read the added info on the privacy policy page here: http://www.sexchatsexchat.com/html/sex-chat-privacy.html#03222016

Tried to answer some QnA and about registering the peeps section and using the mv-chat here: http://www.sexchatsexchat.com/peeps/peeps-registering-info/

and then realized we should add that info to the main privacy page, and got to writing, so I added a bit more info on the main privacy page.

User levels coming

We’ve been kicking around this idea for a long time, and now it seems we have little choice but to start creating user levels.

Whatever system we start with will likely change drastically, so don’t think whatever we start out with is going to be the system that everybody must deal with forever. I’m also looking for ideas and feedback from everyone to make the system better. I have some ideas, and hopefully others will be able to chime in and make them better.

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Something like this:

broken anti-spam token prevented comments

Apparently some people were not able to leave comments here in the blog section for a while due to some server permissions error that prevented our “anti-spam captcha” thing from working properly. Big apologies to anyone who tried to leave a comment here and then got some weird frustrating token error or something. I have removed this captcha thing for today while I investigate what the issue was.

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