Monday, September 21, 2009

Important CFC website news

The CFC website, particularly the rating system, may still be infected by viruses:

Bob Armstrong's post

I thought these two prior posts needed to be brought to all members' attention, as they are a new warning about entering the ratings part of the CFC website ! EKG apparently did clean the last infection ( or didn't ), but now it has been hacked anew. So I am reposting the two posts:

Originally Posted by Egidijus Zeromskis

"Sorry to say, but seems that the site (rating part) was hacked again. Now it has a link to "" "

Posted by Steve Karpik:

"Some browsers like Chrome and Firefox will warn you not to visit the CFC web site. Internet Explorer won't do you that service. For the time being, I would recommend that CFC members don't query the web site for their ratings. After conducting a limited and unscientific survey of the CFC database, it seems that only some portion of the database has been infected but that's scant comfort if the data you're looking up is polluted with links to malware.

It looks right now that a fully patched computer will block the malware that is being distributed through the link to ""; however, it is probably best to be safe rather than sorry. "

Hazel's Jokes!

What do you usually find at the end of the opening?
Answer: The letter g!

Chess in the Library

I've lost count of the number of weeks since Pleasant View began, but nonetheless, it was great to go back and see everyone this past Saturday. All the kids were well-behaved, and despite the start of the school year, the number of players has generally been stable. I want to thank everyone...players and organizers...for making me feel so welcome and for inviting me to participate in a couple double chess games. I will definitely look into returning in the future.

CFC website back up!

The website for the Chess Federation of Canada,, is running once again. It may take some time for the information to be updated, but you can still look up tournaments, ratings, chess equipment, and more.