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ALERT Windows users

Postby Husse » Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:43 am

I am truly sorry to say so but we have the damned iframes leading to pinoc.org back
A backup was infected and now a clean backup has been applied and there is no more crap. This only lasted a few hours at the most
(from about 11 am to 12:45 PM CEDST = GMT + 2 hours)
Windows users should check that their antivirus is updated
I don't know if you have to click the iframes or if you are automatically redirected - I always use NoScript in my Firefox - install it and you are safe from this even in Windows
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Re: ALERT Windows users

Postby GrayWizardLinux » Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:21 am

can you explain this? I never heard of it...
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Re: ALERT Windows users

Postby Husse » Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:43 am

It's cleared out now, but there were iframes that could redirect you to some really crappy site which would install malware on Windows
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Re: ALERT Windows users

Postby GrayWizardLinux » Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:59 am

never heard od iFframes - thanks Husse.
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Re: ALERT Windows users

Postby nelamvr6 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:41 pm

I use NoScript too, highly recommended...

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Re: ALERT Windows users

Postby Husse » Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:12 am

@ GrayWizardLinux
Iframes are a kind of "invisible" frames
Get the noscript addon for FF and you're in no risk (because you could be redirected in any operating system)
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Re: ALERT Windows users

Postby GrayWizardLinux » Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:23 am

I am using epiphany. so what do I do? where do I get it? is it easy to install?
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Re: ALERT Windows users

Postby Google Spider » Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:24 pm

Firefox blocks that website as an attack site. Its a bigger problem for Internet Explorer users


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