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Virus Update

A site member found that some other pages on the site still had the original virus delivery infestation. I dug deep and found them all, cleaned up them, and we're back to normal. All the additional files were modified at the same time as the original intrusion, so there's no sign the perpetrators have been back since.

If you do encounter any browser warnings while visiting the site, please let me know.

John Scott Tynes | profile | Jul 10, 08 | 2:08 am | | link

Virus Warning

Sometime on Wednesday, June 25th, someone gained access to this site's server and modified the home page to include escaped Javascript code. Based on a report from Norton Antivirus, I believe the Javascript attempted to install a trojan named Downloader, although it's possible Norton is misreporting what's happening.

As of 2030 Pacific time on Thursday, June 26th, the Javascript has been excised from the site and security measures taken to prevent this from happening again.

If you visited this site within the last day prior to the removal of the script, please see this Symantec article on Downloader for more information.

John Scott Tynes | profile | Jun 26, 08 | 10:26 pm | | link

Site Unlocked

I've unlocked the site again. My first attempt at converting the site from pMachine to Wordpress failed. I'm not sure how soon I'll have time for another attempt, but meanwhile the site should be working as normal and new activity will be transferred to the new site whenever I can make that work.

John Scott Tynes | profile | Jun 23, 08 | 7:31 pm | | link

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