Defensewall:Best Buy Website Alert

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Boost, Oct 25, 2009.

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  1. Boost

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    Strange alert I got while checking out the weekly ad on Best Buy's website today. I was entering in my zip code at the time of the alert.

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  2. LoneWolf

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    Getting the same with Opera. o_O
     

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    Not really that strange.
    In this case the user has to make the choice whether the web site is trusted or not.
     
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  5. Boost

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    I wish I knew more about why this happens...
     
  6. JRViejo

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    Boost, hang in there. Perhaps Ilya will see this thread and make further comments.
     
  7. Boost

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    They collect demographic information in order to determine where to direct their advertising. Only the info you enter into that little box is used and that is pretty much done by a script. I guess I'm not really too concerned about it.
    There really isn't any other info they could get.
     
  8. Hugger

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    Wouldn't Keyscrambler help with this?
     
  9. Boost

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    Nope,just tried with Keyscrambler on,same result.
     
  10. Kees1958

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    No, it won't prevent, it just makes the collected keystrokes useless.

    Keyscrambler scrambles the text to jibberish/nonsense in case you would allow a keylogger through this mechanism.

    We use IE8 for Go banking/shopping mode, therefore I have added keyscrambler free for IE.

    Regards Kees
     
  11. Ilya Rabinovich

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    It means the website is using input collection method based on GetKeyState method. I don't think it's any malicious.
     
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