Friday, June 11, 2010

Pen forums update

Fountain Pen Network is back, malware-free. Apparently took a while to clean up, and longer to get Google to de-blacklist them. Word is that Lion & Pen will be back before too long, as well. Perhaps it could be arranged that the regular maintenance payments for hosting and the like be automatically withdrawn from a special Paypal account, to which donations could be made by readers and forum participants.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

A bad time for online pen forums

Pentrace is still alive and well, but Lion & Pen has been down for about a week, and Fountain Pen Network got hacked and has been down for repair for a couple of days now. Before it got taken down, I did get warnings from my antivirus program of malware from the site, and it looks as if this was no false alarm. If you visited FPN recently, you may wish to make sure your antivirus protection is up to date, and run a full system scan with it just to be sure.