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 racerband.com 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 racerband.com 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.

Bastards.

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

The Gift of Google.

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