Website compromise

So, Aaron Williams’ sites get compromised by an adware redirect embedded in the pages, which somehow slips past everyone’s adblocker.

Okay, so nothing new, right? I mean we all remember the travesty that was Keenspot, with all sort of surprises embedded into the ad banners.

But get this: they finally tracked it down to the captcha they were using to prevent spamming of the comments section. They replaced it with a different captcha and things seem to be working again.

I’m torn between wishing the idiot that hacked the captcha a horrible, lingering death, and applauding the sheer brilliance (and chutzpah). Who the hell is going to check the captcha code?

Gives new meaning to “think outside the box”…