panorama software,virtual tour software
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2009-05-31
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VT site Listed as a Malware Attack Site

I have just discovered that my little VT site has been Listed as a Malware Attack Site by Firefox. Has anybody else suffered this misidentification? or is it likely that my freelance programmer might have intriduced or opened a door for another malicious type?

Any feedback would be appreciated.
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Hi CosmicRay

Funny you should have mentioned that! On the 12th May I found one of my web servers had a number of "modified" files. My site and all my tours worked ok and the issue would have gone un noticed except I knew what should and shouldn't be there. The hacker added code to the html files and the way I knew they were tampered with was by the date altered and size. There were over 800 references to sites of a very inappropriate nature (Russian origin) with virus intent. I found the easiest way was first to learn what the code of a good file looked like (ie the launch.html file of TW and erase all the added text. I had over 200 html files to fix. I then went through all my files again and deleted any of the renamed files bearing the date 12th May. If I still wasn't sure all code was flushed out, I just deleted the whole directory and reloaded the tour from backups on DVDs. I contacted my Host provider (who incidentally wanted to delete nearly 1Gig of data) to tighten the server secutity. All FTP passwords and user passwords were changed. So far, all is fine. BTW I know you're from the north England. My server in question was housed in Durham.

Willie

 


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Hi Willie, used to go to college over there. Are you managing to pick up any work?

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Hi CosmicRay,

Yes the work keeps trickeling in. I've not really had many idle spells, even though the property market has dropped, which is where most of my activity is focused.

How have you got on with your website problems?

Willie


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Hi again, website OK now; but software for panoramics is giving me serious stress. Just won't work reliably any more and I've sets of pictures to get done for Thursday!
All good clean fun!
CosmicRay
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