Twitter & VidCon 2013

On June 6 2013, Catie started using Twitter again.  (She had an account by the same name before but that was closed due to inactivity, that is a story for another time.)  This time she is actually using Twitter in a useful way: from her smartphone.

Yesterday she flew to Anaheim to attend VidCon 2013.  Lots of people are recognizing her there and every so often, they will post a pic with her to twitter and Catie will retweet it.

Update on hacked forum: now operational again

March 19 2013, the forum was hacked.

The database containing the hashes of every user’s passwords was stolen.  Also contained in that database in plaintext is the content of every single private message sent from any user to any other user.  Both of these things were temporarily published publicly to unichan, so potentially hundreds of people could have gotten a copy of that database with everyone’s private messages, password hashes, and email addresses.  Potentially dozens of people could be brute-force checking the password hash database right now, and many of the weaker passwords have probably already been found.

The hackers also signed into at least one of the administrator’s control panels and changed all kinds of things, for example, for the lulz, adding wordfilters so every instance of the word “Catie” is replaced with the word “fattie” throughout the whole forum, un-modding moderators, deleting the accounts for a few moderator and admin users, and turning off the systems that protect against the spambots.

Some users have already reported that someone has signed in with their password and posted things with their name, changed their passwords, and even some have had their other accounts unrelated to the forum taken away such as their email accounts and in one instance, their Steam account (this happens when you use the same passwords on multiple websites and one of those websites gets hacked)

Some users changed their passwords at this point (as they should have)

Mar 20, the database was restored to its previous backup from Mar 16.  So it was back to the old passwords.  However the security hole that let in the hacker was not patched, therefore, the hacker got right back in and started changing things up again.  (I don’t understand why the admin Intrepid didn’t shut down the forum to fix its problems)

Even though I have not seen any sort of announcement from Intrepid through this entire ordeal, it is my understanding that he is working on getting this fixed so that the hacker no longer has any admin control of the forum.

Update Mar 21: It seems to have been fixed late tonight.  There has been no public communication from Intrepid besides the new note on the top of the forum warning everyone to change their passwords.

Update Mar 22: There is now an announcement about it on the official facebook page, simply saying the site is going down for updates.  It has since then been up and running.

What to do?

  • First, change your password on the forum (again).  That will keep the hacker or anyone who cracked your password from logging in as you.  When (or if) the database is rolled back to Mar 16 again, change it again after that happens because it will be back to your old password again.  Make the password something you don’t use anywhere else, and make it a longer password, like 12 or more characters.
  • Don’t bother posting to the forum right now, anything you post will not be there when they roll back the database to Mar 16 again.
  • Change your password on any other sites that use the same password as what was in the database at the time it was hacked. (March 19)  This is especially true for the account for the email address assigned to your forum account.
  • Read through all your old incoming and outgoing PM’s to remind yourself of any personal information contained there, in case you need to do something with that, such as changing a password somewhere.

Who is responsible?

I keep getting asked this question.  Short answer: I don’t know.

Long answer: A few people are blaming Boxxychan who is the admin of unichan.  I don’t believe this to be the case.  Many people are blaming it on Boxxyfan.  I’m not sure but I think Boxxyfan, anon77, and f0rby are the same person.  (Not to be confused with forby; a completely different person)  The person posting the leaked information to unichan is posting as “f0rby”.

Though he did not use a tripcode so this hacker could be anyone that wants to redirect the blame, or it could be who he says he is, we just don’t know.  As one anon on unichan put it,

It’s not the real f0rby (George) or the fake f0rby (Boxxyfan). It’s 3 layers of impersonation/reference.


Hopefully this is fixed soon and it will all blow over, but even though things like this have happened in the sphere before, none have been of this magnitude.  There is just too much damage from so much personal information being publicly leaked in those private messages.  We have yet to hear what Catie thinks of this.  I intend to provide an update here on occasion.

Update Mar 21: The forum did get taken back down, many things fixed, and put back online and has been returning back to normal late tonight.  We shall see if it is really patched well enough to keep the hackers out from now on.

Happy Valentines Day Foar Bois Frum Boxxy and Boxxy makeup tutorial

Double video bonus. Catie released a Boxxy makeup tutorial on ANewHopeee (first video) at the same time as the 2013 Valentines Day video on Boxxybabee (2nd video).

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An added extra special bonus, the music in the background of her makeup tutorial was Danielson742‘s “You See“.

Valentine’s Boxxy remix videos

Valentines remixes

Within an hour of each other 2 Valentine’s Boxxy remixes were posted to youtube. This first one is Danielson742 and the second one DJ Tyra. Also don’t forget the remix of the 2012 Valentines day Boxxy video also from Danielson742.

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Boxxy Quest: The Shifted Spires game

BOXXY QUEST The Shifted Spires On the same day that another Boxxy game was released, “Shrimp” released this amazing, fun Boxxy RPG.  It is a load of fun.  There are a lot of references to the sphere community.  Lots of people in the community have characters in this game.  It is like easter eggs for you to play the game to find them.


Boxxy Quest screenshot mosaic

Questions & Answers video with Catie and Priyanka / Pocky

Priyanka (Pocky) comes over and

Catie and Pocky answers questions asked on the chan and forum from a few days ago. It is a multi-part video which [update 2/22/13: first two parts] are available so far.

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my friend priyanka (aka pocky) and i (aka boxxy) answer some of your pressing questions.

questions were asked at my website:

Catie & Pocky on a log

Catie imitates some of her fans – the silly faces challenge – accepted

Catie imitates some of her fans – the silly faces challenge – accepted

First video: Catie’s announcement of the silly face challenge. Skip forward to the 2nd video for her response to what everyone sent her.

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I will update this post later with screenshots of each silly face imitation. She does a lot of imitations in the video. This looks like so much fun.
Related: she posted to the chan and forum after the video uploaded. (To access the forum you need to register an account there)

Subtitles to “a christmas story”

Subtitles to “a christmas story

Does this look like a holiday video?
How bout now?
Happy holidays everybody!
So I was kicking around some holiday video ideas and it turns out that nothing funny has ever happened to me during the holidays.
Not even a little bit.
But I do have a story that is related to the holidays that you all might find interesting, and that is the story about my scar.
As some of you may or may or may not know, I have a scar on my chin, right here.
Do an extreme closeup.
I don’t know if you guys can see it, but I can, so right there.
How that happened was:
T’was the night before Christmas, and all through the house, everyone was stirring, especially a five year old girl named Catie.
[Five year old Catie:] “baaaaah”
So the tradition in my house is that we can open up one present on Christmas Eve. It’s usually pajamas so that we can sleep nice and cozy and fuzzy while we’re waiting for Santa.
So we had just finished opening presents, and I was all hyped up on Christmas Eve, and just all excited. Keep in mind, I was about five.
And I really, more than anything at that moment, I really wanted a cookie.
And there was some sound reasoning to it in my five year old brain. Like it wasn’t like I was just like, “I want a cookie.” It wasn’t like that. It was like, I walked up to my mom and I said,
“Mommy, because Santa Claus gets all kinds of different cookies tonight, then can I please have just one cookie?”
Now I know what you all are thinking. “Awwwwwwwwwww” I know, I know, I was just so cute, like gawww.
My mom was like, “Oh sure sweetheart.”
So there I go, bounding through the house, just all super excited about getting a cookie. But then in my path in the hallway, was an open drawer. It was a sideboard with just one little skinny drawer that was about up to *here* at the time, just below my neck at the time. So it was pretty low, I was a short kid. I’m still short.
The thought process here was that I didn’t need to stop and close the drawer, and then continue running. I am, was, is, whatever, very flexible.
That means that I am an exceptional limboer. So the thought in my head was, “NO no, I don’t need to close this thing. I can just run and limbo under this thing.”
So what happened, I’m sure you can imagine, I was just running, running, I was going to go, and I was limboing, and the *smack* just right in my face. I fell to the ground and I sat back up. I didn’t even realize I had really hurt myself. I was just sort of like, “mwwah”
And my mother said, “OH MY GOD YOUR FACE!”
And turns out that I had a nice little gash on my chin.
I started crying, and I got my cookie, had a bandaid.
And you know, it’s interesting, I have this scar but not too many people notice it.
And then when they do, they’re just sortof like, “Oh, you have a scar.”
Alright, and there’s the story of how I got my scar, and I just shared it all with you.
I hope that this video was a nice little, holiday business. Do you like this? I stole it from 3v3.
I wish everyone to have the happiest of holidays, the best of winter breaks, and I will be seeing you around. [points fingers] Weeeeeeee. What am I doing?

How Catie got the scar on her Chin

“a christmas story”
Subtitles here

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this is the story of how i got the scar on my chin.
merry christmahanakwanzaka!

c 2009-2012 Catie Wayne (ANewHopeee/Boxxybabee/bodaciousboxxy)

Also introducing new never-before seen by the boxxosphere characters, 5 year old Catie, and Boxxmom, both also portrayed by Catie.

Danielson742 remix here