You might have noticed the poll
that has been running the left border of the RF
Cafe pages is gone now. The reason is related to
why RF Cafe was off the air for a few hours on Saturday
morning and again this morning.
POS figured out a way to hijack the main PHP file
code parameters when submitting the voting form
and took the liberty of installing a few files on
the server for use in a phishing scheme. It was
an attempt to redirect people intending to visit
legitimate bank websites to a mirror site.
So, rather than try to figure out how to make
it invulnerable, I decided to delete the poll altogether.
From now on, I will revert back to using the poll
thread on these RF Cafe Forums. I have not checked
to see whether this newest version of the forum
software allows voting without signing in. If it
does, I will try to find modification code to remove
Just though you might want
to know. Every time this kind of thing occurs (I
have had to deal with security breaches on the server
before), I hearken gleefully back to that news story
found dead in his apartment
with a ball peen hammer lodged in his skull.
- Kirt Blattenberger
RF Cafe Progenitor & Webmaster