Just popped over to projecteuler.net to have a quick look at a problem for a bit of recreational math problem solving; and the black hats have struck yet again. It would seem, according to ycombinator , that project euler has been unwittlingly serving up a rogue flashplayer executable in the usual windows .exe format. What do these tw@!s hope to achieve, presumably the typical user of project euler will have a password safe, such that compromising the site password will only obtain what is freely available e.g. site membership. A lot of programmers, and hobbyists (like myself) tend to favour linux, such that windows malware really isn't going to stick.
Despair!!, words fail me; If there was a so called 'hacker community' they'd hack the ar43 off these tools and do a bit of self policing
Unfortunately I suspect the 'hacker community' is just a bunch of morally dubious, criminal low lifes, doing what they do purely for money.
That is so sad