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Safe browsing checks fail as 16,000 WordPress sites hacked this year

At least 15,769 WordPress websites - and probably more - have been compromised this year, half slipping past Google's Safe Browsing checks, says security researcher Daniel Cid. The world's most popular content management system represented the lion's share of some 21,821 sites studied in the second 2016 Sucuri report on …
Darren Pauli, 23 Sep 2016

Patch your vBulletin forum – or get popped

If you've got a vBulletin forum, get patching – another security flaw has been found in the widely used web message board software. The patches address a pre-authentication server-side request forgery vulnerability (CVE-2016-6483) in vBulletin 3.8.9, 3.8.10 beta, 4.2.3, 4.2.4 beta, and 5.2.3. Attackers can exploit the bug to …
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Mickey Mouse Club had Mickey Mouse security: Disney's Playdom forum pours out passwords

The latest forum to leak, Disney's Playdom, was running the vBulletin forumware already known to have leaked big back in June. On Friday, Disney announced it had taken the forum offline after discovering someone had accessed usernames, passwords, e-mail addresses, and logged IP addresses for accounts. Its …

OpenSUSE forums hacked in ANOTHER vBulletin attack

Linux distro openSUSE’s public forums have been compromised and defaced and tens of thousands of user email addresses exposed after a hacker exploited a zero day flaw in the underlying vBulletin software. OpenSUSE responded quickly to media reports about the breach on Tuesday by admitting the successful exploit had allowed the …'s password database hack gives forum admins the jitters

Forumware giant has admitted that it's been turned over by hackers who made off with customer user IDs and encrypted passwords. vBulletin said it was resetting account passwords in response the the breach, which it blamed on a series of "sophisticated attacks": Very recently, our security team discovered …
John Leyden, 18 Nov 2013

vBulletin vuln opens backdoor to rogue accounts

The widespread vBulletin CMS has a vulnerability that allows remote attackers to create new administrative accounts. Back in August, users of versions in the 4.1+ and 5+ series were advised to delete the /install/ or /core/install/ directories (depending on version) as a workaround against the bug, but vBulletin didn't advise …
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vBulletin abandons bid for injunction against ex-devs

Updated Net forumware giant vBulletin has abandoned its bid for a preliminary injunction against its former lead developer and his new forumware company, the UK-based XenForo. An injunction would have prevented XenForo from doing business prior to a trial. According to a post from XenForo's US counsel Grace and Grace LLP, vBulletin …
Cade Metz, 22 May 2011
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Forumware giant vBulletin sues ex-devs (again)

Internet forumware giant vBulletin has filed a second lawsuit against its former lead developer, who recently launched his own forum platform with the UK-based startup XenForo. With the new suit, vBulletin claims copyright infringement, breach of contract, and misappropriation of trade secrets. XenForo and its lead developer, …
Cade Metz, 4 Nov 2010
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vBulletin sues ex-devs over 'from scratch' competitor

Updated Internet forumware giant vBulletin has sued three former employees, a day before they were due to launch a competing forum-software platform via their new company, the UK-based XenForo. The move has sparked page after page of complaints on the, well, forums run by both vBulletin and XenForo, and though XenForo has delayed the …
Cade Metz, 5 Oct 2010
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vBulletin denies busting downloads in paid-up protester ban

Updated Forumware giant vBulletin has vehemently defended its decision to ban paying customers from its own support forums after they complained about its new licensing scheme. Now owned by the self-described new-media company Internet Brands, vBulletin offers messageboard software used by roughly 40,000 "online communities" across …
Cade Metz, 30 Oct 2009

Forum king vBulletin muzzles paid-up protesters

Big-name forumware outfit vBulletin has banned multiple paying customers from its own support forums after they complained about a recent overhaul of the company's pricing scheme. Some customers also say the company is preventing them from downloading product updates. Now owned by the California-based Internet Brands - a self …
Cade Metz, 28 Oct 2009

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