Source not viewable ?

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  1. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

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    Went to this www with scripting etc enabled, which was purported to be hosting Rootkit TDL 4 (alias TDSS, Alureon.DX, Olmarik) to DL'd the nasty dll.exe. When i tried to view the source, it was Completely blank ?

    dll.gif

    As it turned out the file was a dud = Zero bytes ? So either the've screwed up or ?

    Anyway, on several occasions in the past i've come across this blank source issue, and wondered why that should be. If anyone knows, or has ideas, please let me know :thumb:
     
  2. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

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    Nobody knows ?

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  3. Rmus

    Rmus Exploit Analyst

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    When the URL is to a direct download of a file, you aren't actually going to a web page. Rather, you are retrieving a file from the server, so there is no HTML code or JS code to view. Hence, the Page Source is greyed out.

    Same with a PDF or any other document file. I just downloaded this and there is no page source:

    hxxp://www.eeb.ucla.edu/Faculty/Gibson/Santa_Monica_Mountains_plants/Opuntia_ficus-indica_UCLA_SantaMonicas.pdf

    regards,

    -rich
     
  4. CloneRanger

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    @ Rmus

    Thanks for replying & the explanation :thumb:
     
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