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Windows 7: Guess what? Your favorite websites are more likely to serve malware


06 Feb 2013   #1

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Guess what? Your favorite websites are more likely to serve malware

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Letís see if youíre earmarked for having preconceived ideas. What websites would you select as ones most likely to serve malware? It seems logical to choose shady sites, you know, the ones selling illegal pharmaceuticals, fake Rolex watches, or p0rn sites.

If those were your choices as well, then we are both wrong.
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Guess what? Your favorite websites are more likely to serve malware than p0rn sites | TechRepublic

I've been saying this for the last couple of years.

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06 Feb 2013   #2

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All one can do is make their system as secure as possible .
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06 Feb 2013   #3

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It seems logical to target websites which everyone is using, rather than what a small minority of users are using. I guess you could say the same, with AV products, hackers and malware programmers are more likely to try and alter their code to avoid detection from more popular AV products, than does that are not used in the mass market.
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06 Feb 2013   #4
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I can attest that Google serves malware at times. Searching for images my Norton goes crazy and blocks many images I try to get. No they aren't porn, just generic pics for graphics work.
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06 Feb 2013   #5

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Return On Investment (ROI)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
It seems logical to target websites which everyone is using, rather than what a small minority of users are using. I guess you could say the same, with AV products, hackers and malware programmers are more likely to try and alter their code to avoid detection from more popular AV products, than does that are not used in the mass market.
That tactic would generate the biggest ROI.
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06 Feb 2013   #6
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ROI? I hate when people post a series of letter assuming everyone knows what it is.
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06 Feb 2013   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
ROI? I hate when people post a series of letter assuming everyone knows what it is.
Return on Investment.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Return_on_investment
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06 Feb 2013   #8
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Thanks Derek! I just get tired of Googling stuff like this.
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06 Feb 2013   #9

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lol can't be this is my favorite site
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06 Feb 2013   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Thanks Derek! I just get tired of Googling stuff like this.
You're welcome Gary, I know what you mean, I'm getting alot of the same thing in one of my classes.
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