Archive for the ‘Oracle MySQL’ Category website hacked and used to serve malware

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

A site that offers “the most popular open source database” and boasts nearly 12 million visitors per month (almost 400,000 per day), is therefore an ideal tool to spread malware.

Yesterday hackers had installed JavaScript code on site that performed a variety of known browser attacks at visitors to the site, so those with out-of-date browsers or unpatched versions of Adobe Flash, Reader or Java on their PCs could have been infected with malicious software. (more…)

The Plot to Kill PHP MySQL Extension

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Today I received a mass email from This was an information about a new entry on a blog led by Manuel Lemos, the creator of the site.

In this entry he informs us that the PHP core developers are planning to kill the PHP original MySQL extension. (more…)