UPDATE: Malware warning

We are aware Chrome users are experiencing a Korern.in Malware warning. We are currently investigating this issue. It does not seem to be anything installed on our server, but it could be something we have linked to or something a commenter may have linked to. We hope to have a resolution this evening.

In the course of our investigation, we may disable some of our posts from today. Rest assured this is temporary.

If you have further questions you can contact me at kkallsen@e101.com

UPDATE:

I found a virus script embedded from a bot computer. It would seem this bot computer gained access by brute force guessing of passwords. I have removed the script and notified Google and StopBadWare.org of the situation. I have instructed GR Authors to change their passwords and have also fortified some of our upload and FTP directories. I expect they will remove our “Attack Site Status” soon.

This would be a good time to remind you to be sure your antivirus software is running properly and up-to-date. I recommend using Microsoft Essentials or Grisoft Antivirus for Windows machines. If you are using a Mac you obviously don’t need or use antivirus.

Irony: The only browser that could have installed this virus was Internet Explorer 6.0 and 7.0, 7.5. If you use Firefox, Safari or Chrome you are surfing the web securely. Guess which browser does not warn you about malicious attacks?

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  • Martha

    Ah – I was wondering about that. I’ve just now been getting malware warnings when I log on this site (running Internet Explorer, Windows 7, Windows Defender messages keep popping up that this is a bad, naughty site).

    Not using Chrome, so I did wonder if it was just me.

  • Mark

    Likewise Safari on MacOS 10.6.2. Not sure that’s helpful, but it can’t hurt.

  • Julia

    Here, too. I was using IE Windows 7 and got a virus warning twice when the story about the Hamas green prince was at the top.

    This time no problem at 10:06 PM CST.

  • Jerry

    We’re clearly no longer in the internet Garden of Eden. Sigh.

  • Fr. Ignatius

    I was running Safari and I got the warning.

  • Jerry

    Firefox now allows me to come here so the malware block has been removed. “Happy days are here again”.

  • http://freearticlesmix.com/category/business/ business

    I didn’t got any warnings and I got malwarebytes protection also I have and awsome antivirus Avira AntiVir Premium

  • Chris Bolinger

    Firefox warned me. I hate IE and use it only when required to do so.

  • Martha

    Yep, Windows is happy now :-)


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