Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by yeow, Nov 13, 2008.
Previewing pages as in image below. For compromised websites, can the threat be carried over too?
I'm thinking, most likely "yes"? Or I'm paranoid, it's perfectly safe?
Depends how the preview function is implemented.
It could parse the code - or not ... really depends ... it could merely download the page to the cache, without executing scripts, and show a thumbnail screenshot or something ...
What browser, OS?
Thanks for asking. The example above is Firefox using Google Fx script for Greasemonkey. There're other add-ons that show preview windows too, iirc I might have tried CoolPreviews long ago.
Not using any of them now, but curious as to how they work wrt to what u wrote below.
If previews load faster than loading the webpages themselves, will this generally indicate that some kind of cache images are shown?
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