Firm scrambles to patch vBulletin software flaw

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A serious flaw in software widely used to power online discussion
sites could allow hackers to harvest reams of personal data, the BBC
has learned.

The flaw in a specific version of the vBulletin software allows anyone
to easily access the main administrator username and password for a

This would also allow hackers to access data, such as e-mail
addresses, and edit the site at will.

The owner of the program - Internet Brands - released a fix on 21

However, at time of writing, many sites remain vulnerable.

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