It has been already a few months since Nvidia had some trouble with their official online community forums covering their products and services and during this time the forums were offline. The good news is that apparently the forums are now back up and working, or almost working as you still cannot login with your old username, but that should hopefully be fixed soon as well. You should get a password reset email to change the older password with a new more secure one and you will be able to login after that. The Nvidia forums have been moved from nvidia.com to geforce.com and come with a new look and feel, all of the posts and information prior to when the problems were discovered should still be there, though there could be some loss of data as well. So if you’ve missed the Nvidia forums, and especially the 3D Vision section, they are now back…
November 1st, 2012 · 1 Comment · General 3D News
July 13th, 2012 · 1 Comment · General 3D News
If you have some sort of Nvidia-based hardware or use a device that has some of their technologies inside you probably visit the official Nvidia forums from time to time and you may have noticed that lately they were not available for a while with Nvidia saying that they are under maintenance. A day or two maintenance is usually normal if they are upgrading software or resolving some serious software issue, but the maintenance has continued for multiple days with no additional information what is going on and why there is such a delay. Finally Nvidia has revealed the reason behind the the so long maintenance of the forums and why they are still not available – apparently they were hacked and somebody has gained unauthorized access to the usernames and passwords along with other profile information. Furthermore this attack has apparently also affected other communities like the Nvidia Developer Zone, as well as the Nvidia Research which is also down for maintenance…
NVIDIA suspended operations of the NVIDIA Forums (forums.nvidia.com) last week.
We did this in response to suspicious activity and immediately began an investigation. We apologize that our continuing investigation is taking this long. Know that we are working around the clock to ensure that secure operations can be restored.
Our investigation has identified that unauthorized third parties gained access to some user information, including:
hashed passwords with random salt value
public-facing “About Me” profile information
NVIDIA did not store any passwords in clear text. “About Me” optional profiles could include a user’s title, age, birthdate, gender, location, interests, email and website URL – all of which was already publicly accessible.
NVIDIA is continuing to investigate this matter and is working to restore the Forums as soon as possible. We are employing additional security measures to minimize the impact of future attacks.
All user passwords for our Forums will be reset when the system comes back online. At that time, an email with a temporary password, along with instructions on how to change it, will be sent to the user’s registered email address.
As a precautionary measure, we strongly recommend that you change any identical passwords that you may be using elsewhere.
NVIDIA does not request sensitive information by email. Do not provide personal, financial or sensitive information (including new passwords) in response to any email purporting to be sent by an NVIDIA employee or representative.
As a word of caution, if you use the same username and password for the Nvidia forums in any other place, like for example the 3D Vision Blog Forum here or the MTBS3D forums it is strongly advised to also change the password in these places just to be on the safe side. Furthermore, it is very important if your e-mail account that you used to register in the Nvidia forums uses the same password you’ve used for the forums account to immediately change the password of the email! Now, considering the cause of this issue Nvidia should have revealed that information when the problem was first discovered and their forums were taken offline for maintenance and not so late, hopefully no harm has been done to users using the same login data on other sites or even their email.
January 25th, 2010 · No Comments · GeForce 3D Vision
The 23-inch 120Hz Alienware OptX AW2310 display with Full HD resolution is still quite new product, but it has generated a lot of interest among the stereoscopic 3D gaming community. With the reason being that this was actually the first on market, although not the first introduced 1080p display compatible with Nvidia’s 3DVision active shutter glasses for stereo 3D usage. It seems that Alienware AW2310 is a bit better than the first generation of 22″ 120Hz displays, but maybe not as much as everyone hoped it will be as a product using a second generation of 120Hz panel. Anyway, if you are interested in obtaining Alienware AW2310 for usage with 3D Vision for S3D gaming you better check the following review at Nvidia’s forums done by the user Jytra. It will answer some of the questions you probably had regarding the display and its usage for stereoscopic 3D gaming and not only.