Santy A running wild

UPDATE: The great Google has squashed Santy A from getting anywhere.

PHP and phpBB have been getting a lot of scrutiny lately because of flaws that have been exploited causing websites to be defaced.

I run two installations of phpBB – one on and the other on MSUR. Luckily, I have a co-admin who patched MSUR before this problem could get wild. I downloaded the patch from phpBB and ran it on about 20 minutes ago and everything seems to be okay.

The worm runs Google queries for “Powered by phpBB” and “inurl:viewtopic.php” to find sites that run phpBB to attack.


Oh, and a little something for the readers this holiday season:

The Gift of Google.


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