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Actual Hacking Attempt?

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#44244 (In Topic #9816)


Been getting this for several days and though the IP addresses change, the system message usually looks something like this (I X'ed out the IP address for this post) -
 Reason: A suspicious GET parameter was given (id as 4" class="neww" target="_blank" title="Im neuen Fenster )
 IP address: XXXXXXXXX
 Member ID: 1
 Username: Guest
 User Agent (typically, the web browser): Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.9) Gecko/20050711 Firefox/1.0.5
 Operating System: X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.9
 Date and time: 6:29 PM
 URL: /portal/site/index.php?page=catalogues&catalogue=faqs&type=c
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Please see: - View topic: [4.0.5] Links in news

I didn't realise this bug could trigger hack attempts, but given the URLs were corrupting, I think it's very likely to be the cause.

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That seems to have cleared up the issue nicely. No problems since applying the patch.

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