Is there a danger?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by jjc225, May 5, 2014.

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  1. jjc225

    jjc225 Registered Member

    Nov 25, 2010
    I have a general question about security. I have heard conflicting reports on this. Is there an extra danger if you leave your browser open on a particular website for an extended period of time? Like leaving your computer to go do something and maybe be gone for quite a while while it's on a particular site? I just don't know if the odds increase of something going wrong the longer you stay on a site. I've heard that if your security is solid length of time spent on a site shouldn't matter. But just wondering.

  2. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

    Jan 6, 2014
    I don't see much danger. Even if the site gets compromised it would probably have to be reloaded to activate malicious content. Without reloading I don't see how anything bad can happen.
  3. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

    Oct 10, 2005
    Scripts can reload the webpage for you. If you keep a webpage like Facebook opened, it will keep adding new content and comments by itself.
    But if you visit some webpage regularly, it does not matter if you keep it opened or revisit it, your security setup should take care of any threats.
  4. guest

    guest Guest

    The problem is not about how long you are staying in a website. Even if you just visit a site for 30 seconds in every second Monday of a month you can still get attacked if unlucky enough. Sadly, the security of the website itself is out of our control. The best thing we, in the client side can do, is to use content filtering extensions like NoScript, Adblock Plus, HTTP Switchboard, etc.
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