[Bioperl-l] DANGER: hacking of bioperl wiki?
Mark A. Jensen
maj at fortinbras.us
Wed Nov 18 22:14:44 EST 2009
Andrew-- thanks!! We're on it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Grimm" <andrew.j.grimm at gmail.com>
To: <bioperl-l at lists.open-bio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 9:52 PM
Subject: [Bioperl-l] DANGER: hacking of bioperl wiki?
> Caution: read the whole email before visiting the bioperl wiki
> I was doing some bioinformatics-related searching using google, and
> one of the hits was to the bio dot perl dot org wiki (the FAQ in
> When I did that, I was redirected to a ferdax dot com web site (a
> typo-squatting of fedex?).
> Some people reckon that ferdax hacks web sites and redirects google
> hits from the victim web site to their own web site. For example, this
> thread at google's webmaster central
> (it's talking about zencart, but presumably they've since found other
> Just going to the website without using google may not trigger the redirect.
> Apologies if this is a false alarm, but I don't think it is.
> I won't be in contact between Friday and Monday Australian time (I'll
> be at railscamp 6 in Melbourne), so I won't be able to answer any
> Andrew Grimm
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