U of W Spyware study (with detailed report)

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Notok, Feb 8, 2006.

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  1. Notok

    Notok Registered Member

    May 28, 2004
    Portland, OR (USA)
    More on the University of Washington spyware study

    Be sure to read the downloadable PDF report, it goes into some great detail

  2. pojispear

    pojispear Registered Member

    Jan 12, 2006
    lol scenicreflections.com screensaver website had more than the warez sites

    since i want to re-format soon, i should go test my setup there
  3. Osaban

    Osaban Registered Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Reading the PDF study of the UNI. of Washington, it appears obvious the differences in terms of security using MS IE and Firefox. Studying infections in 'drive by installions of spyware' using IE you are likely to be hit whether or not you you respond 'yes' to a security prompt. Firefox is less suceptible to these attacks, but more importantly it requires user's consent in order for these attacks to succeed.

    I use Opera, and presumably it should be as secure as Firefox for these matters. Interesting read Notok! Thanks
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