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Report: 35,000 vBulletin Sites Easily Hacked Through Failure To Follow Security Advice

     

engine

2:11 pm on Oct 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Attackers appear to have compromised tens of thousands of Web sites using a security weakness in sites powered by the forum software vBulletin, security experts warn.Report: 35,000 vBulletin Sites Easily Hacked Through Failure To Follow Security Advice [krebsonsecurity.com]
Internet Brands Inc. warned users that failing to remove the “/install” and “/core/install” directories on sites running 4.x and 5.x versions of the forum software could render them easily hackable.

thecoalman

3:57 pm on Nov 13, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Certainly people not taking advice are not blameless but why not a simple check to see if the folder exists if it's that vulnerable?

You can't run a phpBB forum with the install folder present.
 

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