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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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Yeah, this was found a couple of weeks ago. I just had to do a couple of upgrades from 2.0.11 on a couple of our site. At least its getting fixed up Smile


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It is much more serious than that. Your server php needs to be upgraded and recompiled.


This puts a whole new light on matters. This website owner (Beer) really knows his stuff.

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Gypsypup: Dec 29, 2004, 4:13 AM
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Or this thread which explains things quite well.