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    Default Web security issues to be aware of...

    For those who think it may never happen to them.....
    Hackers target 'legitimate' sites
    Online bank login, BBC
    The key logging software tries to steal login data
    More than 10,000 websites have become unwitting hosts of malicious software, say security experts.

    Those visiting the hijacked pages risk having keylogging software installed on their PC if it is not protected with the latest patches.

    The webpages compromised are all legitimate sites devoted to subjects such as tax, jobs, tourism and cars.

    The sites are thought to have been booby-trapped using a malware kit, called MPack, sold commercially online.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6221306.stm

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    Default Re: Web security issues to be aware of...

    Oh please. Latest patches.

    I have plenty of 3rd party stuff that warns about that type of thing.

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    Default Re: Web security issues to be aware of...

    No problem, I just thought I'd post the link to highlight the fact that you don't have to visit any suspect sights to get infected. It is probably not an issue for most of the posters on this forum.

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    Default Re: Web security issues to be aware of...

    That affects only Mac, right?

    Thanks for the tip, winmacguy.

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    Default Re: Web security issues to be aware of...

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesKan View Post
    That affects only Mac, right?

    Thanks for the tip, winmacguy.
    Oh absolutely James because nobody ever has any issues with Windows...

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    Default Re: Web security issues to be aware of...

    We are getting a lot of spoofed sites here...and I don't think the US is in particular the sole place with it.

    I run SiteAdviser..but that's not a full safety device.

    I like and ran (until Firefox updated and killed it) a thing called "SpoofStick", which I still have running on Internet Exploder.

    What I see is that you think you are at www.xyz@clowns.org and at least that is what you clicked on, but you get redirected to www.nastienymphos@scareu.net.

    Even worse is when they send up a screen that looks like the real McCoy, but is in Sophia, Bulgaria and they just emptied your checking account for you after you THOUGHT you were working with you own bank.

    Now..that's scary!

    I set Firefox up to report the URL in the bottom of the screen to tell me where I went...it's done so long ago, I don't even remember how I did it..but if the top URL and the bottom URL don't match..exit the site and close the browser.

    AND! This is a screaming example of old news..and things that have been talked about here, but there are newer people if not n00bs here for the first time...so let's not say that they should use a SITE SEARCH for the answers...we wuz all young'uns once...even at the advanced age when we took up this soul-satisfying and mind-calming thing called computers.


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    Default Re: Web security issues to be aware of...

    SurferJoe,

    I went to nastinymphos@scaryu.net and got diverted to my bank... not much money in there
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    Default Re: Web security issues to be aware of...

    That's probably because they had be there before you had

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    Default Re: Web security issues to be aware of...

    Or I was!

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