3 ways websites get pwned -- and threaten you

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by ronjor, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    Rmus Exploit Analyst

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    Interesting! With so much in life to do, why would someone waste time on the internet?!
    Strange... in many years of using the internet, I've never encountered a fake "you are infected" sczm except when I've tested a reported site.

    I wonder how he does it.

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  3. TonyW

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    Me neither. I guess it depends on what one does and where they go.

    An example of a fake alert scam was mentioned recently here on Wilders. Seems boredog was attempting to download a torrent in that instance.
     
  4. boredog

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    TonyW yes and ESET only had a def for that on july 1st and it peaked on 7/25, that day it hit me. so it was pretty new detection.

    "I’ve seen a rash of malicious browser extensions, although most tend to be for non-Microsoft browsers."

    hummm why didn't he say which ones then?
     
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  5. TonyW

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    From what I've seen, it looks like it was a new variant on a classification they've had since 2009.
     
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    tony didn't you use to be a mod or labeled a security expert or something here some years back? the nick look familiar:).
     
  7. ronjor

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    Shoot him an email. http://www.infoworld.com/author/Roger-A.-Grimes/
     
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