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    Windows Secrets Newsletter Issue 2017-02-02 Problem

    This morning I read the first half of the newsletter, an article on passwords by Michael Lasky. When I reloaded the newsletter several hours later, instead of Mr. Lasky's article, I see "hacked by NG689Skw". The other article, by Lincoln Spector, appears to be untouched.

    I guess nothing's sacred anymore...

    Bill

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    It looks like they've had a field day https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl...ed+by+NG689Skw

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    ... and it appears all sites affected today are running WordPress.

    So they probably haven't got automatic updates enabled:

    Disclosure of Additional Security Fix in WordPress 4.7.2

    Perhaps the hacker is just giving them a hint to do so?

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    So is there anything we should be concerned about, or anything we should be doing such as deleting the newsletter? Is this just a case of the article being changed by the hacker or is there any infection involved? Does it affect the website newsletter only or the one that's emailed?

    Isn't it something that Windows Secrets/Penton should have mentioned by now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tandor View Post
    Is this just a case of the article being changed by the hacker or is there any infection involved?
    Just the article defacement, I think.


    Quote Originally Posted by Tandor View Post
    Does it affect the website newsletter only or the one that's emailed?
    Just the website newsletter, I think.


    Quote Originally Posted by Tandor View Post
    Isn't it something that Windows Secrets/Penton should have mentioned by now?
    I would hope they'll fix it tomorrow.

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    Could someone who has seen it post a link here?

    (As it doesn't appear yet on the newsletter index.)

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    It is only the web version that was hacked. The emailed version is fine. Here's a link to the online*version - http://windowssecrets.com/newsletter...ET000000773257.
    Joe

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    Thanks both for the clarification.

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    The original content appears to have been restored there now.
    Last edited by BruceR; 2017-02-06 at 11:32.

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    All without any comment or explanation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceR View Post
    The original content appears to have been restored there now.
    Not as of 4:00 pm (EST).

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    Perhaps it's been re-hacked?

    (If the WordPress security flaw is still unpatched!)

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    It's now "HaCkeD By MuhmadEmad" rather than what was in the OP.

    Unbelievable Penton.

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