writes "openSUSE Forums were hijacked today. An alleged Pakistani hacker who goes by handle H4x0r HuSsY reportedly exploited the vulnerability in vBulletin 4.2.1 software which SUSE uses to host the forum. vBulletin is a proprietary forum software. The openSUSE team has denied that the users passwords were compromised by this cracker."Credentials for your openSUSE login are not saved in our application databases as we use a single-sign-on system (Access Manager from NetIQ) for all our services. This is a completely separate system and it has not been compromised by this crack. What the cracker reported as compromised passwords where indeed random, automatically set strings that are in no way connected to your real password."
It's shocking to learn that SUSE/openSUSE are using proprietary forum software vBulleting as well as proprietary sign-in solutions from"Link to Original Source