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Windows 7: The 10 weirdest, wildest, most shocking security exploits ever

16 Feb 2013   #1

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The 10 weirdest, wildest, most shocking security exploits ever

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Surprise! Bad guys are getting creative. (Never underestimate the oh-so-powerful combination of greed, boredom, and cleverness.) Rather than targeting Internet Explorer, now they're gunning for your virtual machine, your video games, and your Web-connected thermostat.

"The more digital our lives become, the greater the number of potential nontraditional entry points for cybercriminals attempting to steal data and wreak havoc," says McAfee Labs security strategist Toralv Dirro, who referred us to some of the wild exploits highlighted here. Grab your tinfoil hat, and let's take a walk down wacky-hack lane.
The 10 weirdest, wildest, most shocking security exploits ever | PCWorld


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16 Feb 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. (On both machines)
 
 

Man, that was by turns shocking, entertaining and thought-provoking.

Thanks, Borg.
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18 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Number 11, wow.
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18 Feb 2013   #4

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I can't get past the advertisement on that page to find the article.
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18 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Took me a minute too. The > to start the slideshow is on the left.
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18 Feb 2013   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by indianacarnie View Post
Number 11, wow.
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18 Feb 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by indianacarnie View Post
Number 11, wow.
Agreed. The thought of someone being killed by an infected heart pacemaker gives me the creeps!
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18 Feb 2013   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by indianacarnie View Post
Number 11, wow.
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18 Feb 2013   #9

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I found it. Great read and nice videos. Thank you.
Other things that come to mind. I'm not crazy. When I have posted in other threads stating that anything that connects to a computer in any fashion can get infected. Or beware of clouds because you loose control of your security.I can tell by the return posts that some think I went off the deep end of paranoia. I'm not crazy but still somewhat paranoid.

I still keep my automatic coffee pot covered with a aluminum foil pyramid so nobody know when I home making coffee. That's being cautious not paranoid.
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18 Feb 2013   #10
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I found it. Great read and nice videos. Thank you.
Other things that come to mind. I'm not crazy. When I have posted in other threads stating that anything that connects to a computer in any fashion can get infected. Or beware of clouds because you loose control of your security.I can tell by the return posts that some think I went off the deep end of paranoia. I'm not crazy but still somewhat paranoid.

I still keep my automatic coffee pot covered with a aluminum foil pyramid so nobody know when I home making coffee. That's being cautious not paranoid.
I'm with you Jack! I don't think we are paranoid though, since people are out to get us.
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