Thread: Webmasters need to be cautious!
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12-22-2004, 07:06 PM #1
Webmasters need to be cautious!
A NEW internet worm has launched a Google-powered assault on web bulletin boards that use the popular phpBB forum software.
Dubbed "Perl.Santy.A", or "Santy", the worm attacks web servers rather than desktop PCs, a warning posted online by Finnish internet security company F-Secure said.
The worm uses Google to search randomly for new hosts, F-Secure said.
There have been serious vulnerabilities found in the phpBB software in the past and this incident underlines the importance of all people keeping up to date with the latest security patches and fixes," anti-virus firm Sophos senior technology consultant Graham Cluley said
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12-22-2004, 08:45 PM #2
Thanks for bringing this up, members need to be aware of how serious this issue is.
Webmasters if you have PHPBB you should stop what you are doing and fix this NOW. Not only could you lose your entire site, everybody on your server could be wiped out in a blink of an eye.
02-15-2005, 03:32 PM #3
Just makes me even more glad that I use Invision Board :-S
02-15-2005, 06:31 PM #4
To be honest, every major BB system has had its share of security issues. vB, IPB, phpBB, openBB...If one of our members helps you, please click the icon to add to their reputation!
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