Here’s how the Newegg email address was spoofed on the Creative forum over the weekend: Creative has a security protocol in place where you have to verify your email address before you can post. However, after you publish a post you can go back and change your address to anything you like. You won’t be able to verify the spoofed address and therefore won’t be able to post anything new—but anything you already posted will now display the spoofed address. Maybe you can get Daniel_K to fix your forum boards, Creative. (Thanks to Jawaad!)

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  1. Sherryness says:

    wtf?

  2. forgottenpassword says:

    fascinating!

    Too bad newegg didnt actually send that email though! lol

    And BOO to creative for not having the neccessary driver for their product!

    Like another commenter said….. They should hire whatshisface for creating the driver that was needed …. or at least buy his work from him so that people can have the driver to be able use their product.

  3. Trai_Dep says:

    Chris – Just wanted to say, I laughed at your suggestion to have Daniel_K fix their forums. Well done!

  4. forgottenpassword says:

    @forgottenpassword:

    correction: Post Not email

    Note: we REALLY need an edit function for the comments

  5. TechnoDestructo says:

    @forgottenpassword:

    But then they wouldn’t need to buy another product to use Vista! (Which they would of course buy from Creative, right?)

  6. Pro-Pain says:

    I can’t believe anyone would actually believe that was a “real” post from Newegg. Silly people.

  7. mduser says:

    Other boards I have been on will actually re-send a confirmation E-mail if you change your E-mail address. I’m surprised the Creative boards did not have this turned on.

  8. WhirlyBird says:

    @mduser: The Creative boards were written by the same 13-year-olds that wrote the X-Fi Vista drivers, and work just as well.

  9. Chris Walters says:

    @mduser: The Creative board does send a new confirmation email. Where it fails is even if you never confirm the new email address, it will begin displaying it on all of your previously accepted posts.

  10. mduser says:

    @Chris Walters: Interesting, I wonder if other board software has this problem.