Virus writers target web videos

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by ronjor, Oct 31, 2006.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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  2. diginsight

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    This is the reason why I'm considering VideoLAN - VLC media player as an alternative for media players that require codecs. VLC supports a large number of multimedia formats, without the need for additional codecs.
     
  3. nadirah

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    I get the meaning. Anyway thanks for your good and useful suggestion, diginsight.
     
  4. Rasheed187

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    Yeah this really is no surprise, but I do not think more experienced users will fall for this. You should be downloading your codecs from trusted sites anyways. :rolleyes:
     
  5. diginsight

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    How do you know which one is trusted?
     
  6. Rasheed187

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    Yes that´s the problem of course, but normally speaking the more popular download sites like Snapfiles for example won´t link to malware. And hopefully in the future, tools like SiteAdvisor and Scandoo will correctly identify malicious sites. I´m not using them right now though. ;)
     
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    What about MediaPlayer Classic?
     
  8. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    The ones you used for a time and did not give you willies. Or ask people you trust. Or use a scapegoat machine, test on it first - if it behaves - install on work machines.
    Mrk
     
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