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Citypaper.com Sheds Its Skin: New Web Site Layout; Google Gives Us the Checkered Flag

We're finally out from under the "This site may harm your computer" warning. As I mentioned earlier, we were the victims of a SQL injection attack 10 days ago, which we scrambled to recover from--we hope no one's computer was infected*, and we sincerely apologize if so. SQL injection attacks are internet weather for any site using the Microsoft classic ASP platform--bots found a couple security holes in our site (don't get me started on Microsoft). They are now gone, Google and its partner stopbadware.org OK'd our site, and, though we've been safe for a week, we are officially back in the hegemon's good graces.

And yes, the site looks different. Getting hacked made pulling the new templates together even more important. So the site is up, but admittedly there may be some hinky-ness. Please be patient as we streamline our pages and clean up inconsistencies. But if you have suggestions, find error messages, or want to shoot some love (or hate), leave a message below. Web sites are organic things; we try to continually improve and we hope the new layouts make finding and reading stuff on our site much easier.

*Seems the scripts tried to install the Asprox virus on users' machines. If you got hit, go to symantec.com.


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