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    vbPager temporarily turned off

    Due to a security vulnerability that was recently discovered, I've had to take the vbPager functionality off the site, until a new version is released that fixes it.

    I apologize for any inconvenience. If you'd sent someone an important pager, you might want to follow up with a private message to make sure they've gotten it.

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    Re: vbPager temporarily turned off

    Oh. Drat. I liked that feature. I hope you find something that works well for you soon! Thanks for letting us know John.
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    Re: vbPager temporarily turned off

    I just want to be clear, the developer of vbpager notified us that a security vulnerability existed in the add-on, and recommended that we remove it until they can close the hole.

    No one on this site has used the exploit to gain access to personal information. We take security very seriously here, and this removal was done in order to maintain that high level of security.

    There's a rumor going around that we removed it BECAUSE someone gained access to personal member details, and that is absolutely untrue.

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    Re: vbPager temporarily turned off

    Thanks for the heads up, John. I hope they fix it soon...I like the feature, as well.

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    Re: vbPager temporarily turned off

    Any updates on when the new version of the pager system will be forthcoming? I sure miss that nice feature, but understand the need for security.
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    Re: vbPager temporarily turned off

    The person who wrote the mod is apparently not around any more. A couple of people have offered to try to get it working again (securely), but nothing has come of it yet.

    I keep checking, because I miss it too.

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    Re: vbPager temporarily turned off

    I've been missing the pager more than ever this week. Is there any hope for it in the future?

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    Re: vbPager temporarily turned off

    No, apparently the original author decided not to "fix" it so it was secure, so it will not be coming back. I miss it a lot, too.

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    Re: vbPager temporarily turned off

    I'm sorry to hear that we won't be getting the vbpager back. I'm missing it today.
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