Trust No App!

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Rasheed187, Mar 17, 2008.

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  1. Rasheed187

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    So it seems like nobody was really impressed (or scared) by these stories. Same ol' same ol'. :cool:
     
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    FWIW, I don't trust any web based applications. Yes, even those from security companies. :cool: Unless I wrote it, I don't trust it. Why do I use them? Because trust is relative. :D ;) :rolleyes: o_O :argh: :doubt:
     
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    What do you mean with "web based applications"?
     
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    Anything is related to the WWW (e.g., HTML, Javascript, VBS, TCP/IP, etc). Basically, anything that was created (software wise) after 1996 (which is when I first got online). :rolleyes:
     
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    what if there is a trojan on a system32 file from Microsoft, but it will never be detected by any antivirus at all?
    'scary.o_O
     
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    Ohh--I like scary!!!
     
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    Microsoft injecting backdoors? Naahh... Unthinkable! :argh:
     
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    Anything is possible but most are rumor or unlikely. One thing I have noticed during the many years I have spent on security forums is that no matter how unlikely something might be it really gets beat to death by the members on said forums. Although not a bad thing, it does sometimes lead to some strange threads.
     
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    I must admit that I forgot about my email client (who is capable to connect to POP and webmail). And even browsers (like Maxthon/Avant) are able to make sneaky outbound connections. Better make sure that you can trust these tools for like 100%. :doubt:
     
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    If you can't trust your browser, then better go back to the text based web access programs. No more GIFs, JPEGs, Flash, javascript, ActiveX, etc. :rolleyes: :thumb:

    http://www.fdisk.com/doslynx/lynxport.htm
     
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