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Unauthorized directory listings on another site-- thanks to everyone who reported this and took action
It was reported that directory listings from some ProZ.com users had been published on lingvopoint.com. The site mentioned is no longer available.
There is no indication that the information involved was private, but rather information available publicly in profiles. Most of the members who reported this issue indicated that the republished material was a mixture of public profile information and fabricated details. It was also been reported that the publicly visible information on some job postings had been republished on the site mentioned.
ProZ.com staff have taken steps to make sure the republished material is taken down and not posted again (as have others who have posted in this thread). Steps are also being taken to ensure a more rapid response to an issue like this in the future.
Technical safeguards already exist that prevent certain types of this "scraping". However, the scraping of publicly displayed information is not something that can be prevented entirely. It is the ProZ.com site team's responsibility to what it can in instances like this to have material removed when it has been republished.
If you become aware of an instance of republished material, please report it to site staff. The fastest way to reach staff is through the support system.
ProZ.com's FREE virtual conference for International Translation Day
Registration now open for ProZ.com's FREE 2014 virtual conference for International Translation Day.
Join ProZ.com to Celebrate 2014 International Translation Day with two full days of online sessions, panel discussions, focus groups and special offers.
Program highlights include:
Free Tools for Translators
Technical translation: is it really about terminology?
Setting up an MT system
Managing client expectations
Economics of pricing for the Translation industry
Panel discussion on meeting clients
Panel discussion on Machine Translation
Medical documents for academic publishing: Creating English content with precision, accuracy, and style
How to participate in EU tendering procedures for translation services
ProZ.com patched for heartbleed early last week
Regarding the well-publicized "heartbleed bug": Like many Internet sites, ProZ.com does use OpenSSL, the affected technology. ProZ.com staff members became aware of the vulnerability and patched ProZ.com's software installations on Tuesday. The further step of getting a new SSL certificate was taken on Thursday.
You can test the sites and services you use against the "heartbleed bug" using this tool: http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/
If you have any questions, please contact site staff via the support system.