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Myspace Ad Served Spyware To A Million Computers


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#1 quietman7

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 01:11 PM

An online banner advertisement that ran on MySpace.com and other sites over the past week used a Windows security flaw to infect more than a million users with spyware when people merely browsed the sites with unpatched versions of Windows, according to data collected by iDefense, a Verisign company...

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 02:15 AM

Just one more reason to block the site at the house.
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Posted 24 July 2006 - 08:22 AM

Paperghost has more on Myspace woes here.
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Posted 24 July 2006 - 08:39 AM

Yeah... almost all of my friends are addicted to MySpace (as well as Limewire :thumbsup:). There are only a few friends that I have who don't use MySpace and Limewire (they either have both or one or the other) which is pretty sad; and, despite my onslaught of advice to remove or stop going to, they still keep their attrocious habits (or at least most of them). Maybe these articles will help soften their minds...
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Posted 24 July 2006 - 07:17 PM

Yeah... almost all of my friends are addicted to MySpace (as well as Limewire :thumbsup:). There are only a few friends that I have who don't use MySpace and Limewire (they either have both or one or the other) which is pretty sad; and, despite my onslaught of advice to remove or stop going to, they still keep their attrocious habits (or at least most of them). Maybe these articles will help soften their minds...

I wouldn't hold my breath...people are stubborn by nature. Some might see the light, but I don't think it will change too many minds. :flowers:

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 06:39 AM

Well, I use Shareaza which uses Limewire on one of the networks and so far no infections whatsoever. As long as you're cautious and aware of what you're downloading and then running after DLing, I think it's perfectly fine to use P2P programs.
I posted another thread about being affected with malware while searching videos at www.youtube.com. It just goes to show that you must be careful at all times.
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Posted 30 August 2006 - 11:03 AM

I agree that people are going to do what they want. All we can do is advise them of the potential dangers out there, suggest a different alternative. The final choice is up to them. I mean, in a manner of speaking, you can't help those that don't want to help themselves...especially when you explain to them the dangers...and then show them a safe alternative (if such exists). Just my $.02 worth...

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 01:54 PM

All we can do is advise them of the potential dangers out there, suggest a different alternative.

And when the advice isn't taken, direct them to the HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum. :thumbsup:
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Posted 30 August 2006 - 02:02 PM


All we can do is advise them of the potential dangers out there, suggest a different alternative.

And when the advice isn't taken, direct them to the HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum. :thumbsup:



Exactly!!!! :flowers:

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 02:46 AM

I agree with Federer Express, file sharing programs can be used safely. I use Limewire fairly regularly (and the RIAA wouldn\'t be pleased I\'m sure :thumbsup: ) and I have my security software (firewall, antispyware, antivirus) set to kill. That in conjuntion with wise downloading practices and I\'ve never experienced an instance of undetected malware (though a number of malware programs have been detected and killed immediately after downloading a file).

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 11:38 PM

limewire sucks. torrents are where its at :thumbsup:




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