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    Using Firefox 3.6.13 and AVG 9.0.872 I get the error message, as shown in the picture below, and I am unable to access the CADTutor forums.

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    Strangely, all seems well when I use Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702 as this is how I am posting this message
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReMark View Post
    Wish we could give them a taste of their own medicine.
    Count me in on that one. Looks like it's going to be a long night...
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    JavaScript is evil, I only turned it on for a couple of minutes to edit a post.

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    Just to expand on this for anyone that doesn't know, JavaScript is the primary way that virus's are spread (including all the bad stuff that's been happening here) Turning off JavaScript will pretty much ensure you'll never get infected while surfing, but unfortunately most sites make heavy use of JavaScript for gimmicky stuff that supposedly improves the experience on the website. For example, you can navigate, read, and post at CadTutor with JavaScript completely disabled, but stuff like smileys, text formatting, attachments, and quoting doesn't work because the forum software uses JS for those functions, That's not to say that those features can't be implemented without JS, but that's the direction everyone is going. IE used to be the browser known to be vulnerable, however I think FireFox is actually more vulnerable out of the box because a standard installation doesn't provide any JavaScript blocking. If you use FireFox, I highly recommend using the NoScript addon (just Google "NoScript" if you're interested) Incidentally, popups are JavaScript, so when JS is off, you'll never see a popup, even if you disable all your other popup blockers.

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    Yes, that is right. All the current exploits are using javascript, so turning it off will avoid these problems.

    However, I do need a permanent solution and that's what I'm working towards.
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    Yeah, it's a lot easier to block JS on the client side (browser). I don't envy the position you're in. Have you reported the attacks? I don't know anything about running a website or securing a server, but something like this seems like a place to start getting the attacks shut down. http://www.justice.gov/criminal/cybe.../reporting.htm

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    Well, after a whole lot more work, the forum is back online. As far as we can tell, things ought to be back to normal but if there's one thing I've learned over that past couple of weeks, it's that one can never be 100% certain of anything as far as website security is concerned.

    Whatever happens, rest assured that CADTutor has a future - it's just that we're going through a rocky period at the moment.

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    Whatever happens, rest assured that CADTutor has a future - it's just that we're going through a rocky period at the moment.

    Thank you all for your continuing support.
    You can be sure of that.
    Thx for getting it back online.

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    well done for getting on top of it again David.
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    Well, after a whole lot more work, the forum is back online. As far as we can tell, things ought to be back to normal but if there's one thing I've learned over that past couple of weeks, it's that one can never be 100% certain of anything as far as website security is concerned.

    Whatever happens, rest assured that CADTutor has a future - it's just that we're going through a rocky period at the moment.

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