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17 December 2007, 07:30

F-Secure forum hacked

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On Thursday Turkish hackers apparently used a security hole in F-Secure's forum to break into the system and switch the homepage. F-Secure posted a screen-shot of the defaced website in its blog.

According to F-Secure, hackers used a hole in the Snitz Forums 2000 .asp forum software for which developers posted a Security update over a week ago. However, there is no announcement of the security patch on the homepage for the software. According to a new blog entry, the hole was not only present in the main forum software, but also in an extension which F-Secure uses.

F-Secure stated that the server itself, on which the software is running, is well-protected against attacks. The company immediately took the server off-line and for the time being has put a rudimentary site without a forum online. However the forum is now back up and running.

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