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Tweet Week: April 5-11, 2010

   11 Apr 10   Filed in Tweet Week

Selected short messages and links you might have missed if you don’t follow me on Twitter.


Apr 5, 2010

updated my list of Gumblar zombies – now 675 URLs

WordPress 3.0, Beta 1 is out – Time to get rid of all legacy stuff that may make the upgrade to v3 painful.

Interesting investigation by Sucuri Security – malicious code injected into .js on the fly for first time visitors

Apr 7, 2010

There is no such thing as a “Google Verified Malware Free” site – by Oliver Fisher (Google Anti-Malware)

[h-online.com] Adobe issues official workaround for PDF vulnerability

Removing sensitive text from a page – to remove spammy keywords from Google search results after black-hat SEO hacker attacks

[h-online.com] Security through virtualisation – QubesOS – A separate virtual system for every task

Apr 8, 2010

[webmaster central forum] BBEdit seems to have a bug(?) that may hide certain lines of code (in this case, malicious code)

[webmaster central forum] explanation of the “0 page(s) resulted in malicious software” message for blacklisted sites

Apr 9, 2010

[Google Webmaster Central] When and why was my site flagged for malware? Learn in near real-time!

Sucuri security and Brian Krebs report mass WordPress hack on Network Solutions servers

So far I confirm that this “networkads” is Networks Solution-only (checked 50+ sites), WP-only. But it is NOT DB-only. More info to follow..

[networkads hack] found 50+ infected sites on 12 IPs. All on the “Network Solutions” network. No other networks affected. To be continued…

[blog.networksolutions.com] Alert: WordPress Blog & Network Solutions

[networkads hack] This is an attack against WP blogs, but I doubt it uses WP vulnerabilities. It is enough to upload & execute scripts.

Apr 11, 2010

RT @sucuri_security: Quick fix for the Network solutions / WordPress issue.

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