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AOL software at risk and PBS.org hacked

September 21st, 2009 · No Comments

I was one of the original users AOL, probably back in or beforeĀ  1991, I actually don’t remember the date but it was before the one price all you can use internet, back then you paid by the time used. Since then I have grown to dislike AOL (and I have not used them since they went to the all you can use service).

With that aside, there are some vulnerabilities that need to be patched. Just as in a previous post I warned of JAVA and Adobe vulnerabilities we have some in AOL Radio AmpX and AOL SuperBuddy. Time to run you AOL updates.

Along the same topic, PBS.org has been hacked and specifically the Curious George web page. Yes, they (PBS) have fixed this problem, however if you (or your child / grandchild) visited the site during the time it was infested, you have a problem. If you have not installed the patches for Adobe products, JAVA and AOL and visited this site, you have been hacked too.

Here is a link to the information on the hack http://blog.purewire.com/bid/20389/PBS-Website-Compromised-Used-to-Serve-Exploits

Curiously (George) enough, PBS has nothing on their web site about the hack, not even a warning.

Just another example of how the bad guys work, no-one is safe and you cannot get too comfortable with your computer and surfing habits.

So update now, run full security scans (Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware et al) and until we meet again, have a virus free week.

Tags: Malware · Security

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