I am into web design and am more aware of the dangers of dealing with malware from hacked web pages.
I recently discovered that some of my websites were hacked with malicious codes and am redoing the sites to make sure they are clean after switching to a more secure host.
My computer was infected so I reinstalled Windows to make sure it was clean of root kits and other malware.
I was advised not to go back on the infected servers with my newly clean Windows machine. So, it was agreed that going onto the servers with the iPad is the safest option and that is what I have been doing to retrieve needed files and information.
Is it possible for Windows to become infected by opening a PHP or similar file that has malicious code in it?
Or would it only be infected by visiting the infected web page from the URL?
Not sure if you have to 'activate' the malicious code from the URL or if just opening the coded page is enough to activate the malware.