Youtube videos

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by Football, Jan 4, 2009.

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  1. Football

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    At first I would like to apologise in case I didn't post in the right forum.
    Then, I would like to post my question. Can I get a virus while I am watching a Youtube video? Has any of you infected while you were watching a video?
    Thank you in advance
     
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  2. ASpace

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    Unless somebody hacks Youtube , which is a Google's product ..... No.
     
  3. Football

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    Thank you for your reply. So, if someone hacks youtube, I might be infected. Has ESET ever noticed that YouTube has been hacked? Do they have in their virus signature databases malware that is found in youtube videos?
     
  4. ASpace

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    I am not an ESET employee and I can't answer this question


    But I can't imagine anybody hacks sites that belong to such big companies - Google , Microsoft , etc. Google is one of the biggest companies in the whole world and the biggest/best known search engine . Youtube is one of the biggest , if not the biggest , free movie files service provider.
     
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    It was a few years ago but Guess WHO did get hacked.

    Anything is possible.
     
  6. ASpace

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    I wasn't aware of this . Year 2000 ... I was still a kid :D Thanks to the link!

    ... but still it is more likely to hack end-user or small company than Microsoft or Google.
     
  7. Nodrog

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    ZLOB anyone??

    ...try googling it and see what you find.
     
  8. Nodrog

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    All the bad guys n gals are targeting social networking sites... welcome to the Internet!
     
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    Keep your flash plugin updated.
     
  10. Football

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    How can I keep my flash plugin updated?
     
  11. funkydude

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    You can visit adobe.com where you install it. The latest is v10.x something :D Note if you're a firefox user you will need to install it on IE and firefox. As some programs use IE's flash. Firefox will download a file you install directly.
     
  12. Football

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    Thank you all for your help.
     
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