well i had to re-register to speaking of Viruses i have Norton Internet Security 2008 i like it but it annoys me sometimes my School uses Mcafee which is good seeming we all but viruses on the server but as its the sumer im on my Mac soo no Viruses for me woot
Yeah, for the prison staff ... not the prisoners! ;D
i was doing a computer maintenance course while inside. i was asked to build a network up for one of the classes, so i did that, but then the tutors were always bringing in USB stciks that were infected, so i got AVG and made sure every day that the tutor was bringing in the new AVG patch,
It's hard because these viruses attack the weaknesses in the .NET framework. So it's up to the developer to write code which blocks these vulnerabilities. Having said that, it is possible to make very robust sites but you need to integrate security into your thinking early in the design process.
With good input validation on every field, it's possible to stop these attacks, but it's certainly not easy. Curt has sacrificed a little security for the sake of making the forum very usable/flexible. I hope he can get the forum back up and running and protect the site from a similar attack in future.
Don't worry, it's nothing personal. These viruses are indiscriminate in who they target.