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Thread: Redirections for many threads

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    Default Redirections for many threads

    Hi,
    I'm gettting redirected to:
    **link removed for security**
    from many threads this morning.

    Norm


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    Default Re: Redirections for many threads

    This is the only thread where I don't get redirected
    The problem is quite widespread in many .php based sites as of today, in which I'm led to believe that it's an issue of a small script injected into the pages, where the fix is to delete the script and close the hole .

    I'd dread to think how many copies of that script persist on a forum like this though
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    Default Re: Redirections for many threads

    I am not getting redirected, but did get a few connection refused a few moments ago. Are you still getting redirected?

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    Default Re: Redirections for many threads

    Hello guys,

    A quick update..
    Yes there was an issue this morning. This issue has now been resolved and I have put precautions in place to make sure it doesn't happen again.

    Thanks for reporting.
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    Default Re: Redirections for many threads

    Anything interesting regarding the issue? Seeing as it was a regular occurrence yesterday or was it just some small hole? :p
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    Default Re: Redirections for many threads

    Quote Originally Posted by newbie View Post
    Anything interesting regarding the issue? Seeing as it was a regular occurrence yesterday or was it just some small hole? :p
    Being compromised is always interesting although highly frustrating. I don't want to go into too many details for security reasons.
    I'm not 100% sure how it happened but I am confident the issue is resolved and hopefully won't happen in the future.

    How do you know it was a regular occurrence yesterday? What other sites were targeted?
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    Default Re: Redirections for many threads

    Do a google on *****

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    Default Re: Redirections for many threads

    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    Do a google on *****.
    Be careful with this, alot of stuff that gets returned is infected.
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    Default Re: Redirections for many threads

    Is this redirection problem like a virus that can be communicated to your PC or is it a hack to a server changing what that server returns?

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    Default Re: Redirections for many threads

    I don't know the full details, but from what I have seen, I'm more than happy to avoid this. I run local web servers which are quite often open to the WWW so I can share design ideas etc with people. My anti virus has been going mad on a loty of sites linked to *****, as with most things one infection leads to another.
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    Default Re: Redirections for many threads

    alot of stuff that gets returned is infected.
    yeah i got a trojan one

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    Default Re: Redirections for many threads

    Guys I hope you don't mind but I have edited out any reference to the word in the URL because I don't want us coming up in the search results for it.
    I might be too overly cautious here but I don't want any hackers finding this site as a result of searching for that phrase as we may still potentially be vulnerable.
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    Default Re: Redirections for many threads

    Sorry, didn't mean to cause any more exposure.

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    Yeah, sorry JavaPF. Thanks for the work done on this.
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    Default Re: Redirections for many threads

    ahh excuse me guys, i really cant get up with the conversation due to my language boundaries, but it seems like i just said an inappropriate word, sincere apologies here as well.

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    Default Re: Redirections for many threads

    No worries people! Like I say, I'm probably being over cautious.
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    Default Re: Redirections for many threads

    Seems unlikely you are being over cautions. Whilst it was a wide spread attack, which leads me to believe unless the same happens again in the near future it shouldn't be too much of a problem. But advertising yourself to people of that nature, is just plain silly and should be avoided at all costs. IMO.
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    Default Re: Redirections for many threads

    Very true. Good call. You can never be too careful.
    I don't want people to see we have been vulnerable to this attack in the past and try it again.
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