My apologies to all OGR Forum members for the trouble that
was caused on May 18, 2017 with the Chinese poster attack.
On May 18, 2017, this site was subjected to a series of automated posts made by 6 Chinese "members." I also understand that many of you also got emails related to these posts.
We have taken steps to eliminate the potential for this to ever happen again.
- Two-Factor Authentication
We have initiated the Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) process on this forum. 2FA provides an extra layer of security by allowing you to associate a mobile device with your account.
If you choose to enable 2FA on your account, you will need to have your mobile device in your possession to sign in. Sign ins are verified through the Google Authenticator App, which presents time-based, verifiable security codes. The Google Authenticator App is available for iOS and Android.
- New Member Review
From now on, someone on the OGR staff will review each new membership application to this forum. A new member will not be able to post anything until we look at the member's profile to make sure it is complete and legitimate. Spammers rarely put accurate name and address information in their applications. Such was the case on the 18th when all of the spammers involved had bogus information in their name and address fields. If we had been manually reviewing and approving new members, they would not have been approved in the first place.
Again, my apologies to those of you that were inconvenienced by this attack. We will do everything we can to make sure it never happens again.