Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Video player fetching image from Chrome cache?


  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 danbrown29

danbrown29

  • Members
  • 6 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:03:50 PM

Posted 20 May 2018 - 02:40 PM

I was browsing LinkedIn on my Chrome browser yesterday, and sent a connection invite to someone on LinkedIn. Shortly after (~30 minutes), I fired up my Nord VPN, opened up an incognito browser window, and started browsing an XXX site (a well-known / top 5 XXX site).

 

 

I watch a video and once it ends, the 'Related Videos' pop-up on the video player. Behind the gridded layout of related videos thumbnails, a screenshot (that I did not take) of that person's LinkedIn profile page (with my own personal information in the right hand corner) showed up as the background image behind the related videos thumbnails! I visited 3-4 different videos on that site, and this same screenshot showed up at the end of each video behind the related videos thumbnails. I closed that XXX tab, opened up a new tab and went to the same XXX site, and when I tried the same thing with the same videos, the background behind the related videos thumbnails remained black -- no screenshot.

 

I ran a malware/spyware test using McAfee and Avast Security, and no infections were found. Any thoughts on what's happening here? This issue can be broken down into two questions: (1) why was a screenshot of my Chrome browser taken when I was on this person's LinkedIn page (the screenshot was contained to the LinkedIn page, did not show any of the Chrome browser or any of my Mac interface)? (2) why/how did this screenshot appear as a background behind the related videos thumbnails at the end of some video on a well-known XXX site?

 

Yeugh.



BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 danbrown29

danbrown29
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 6 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:03:50 PM

Posted 20 May 2018 - 02:41 PM

See here for my original post in the forum Am I infected? What do I do? https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/677735/im-not-sure-if-this-is-spyware-surveillance-or-nothing-at-all/#entry4498872 -- Phil/garioch7 was very helpful, and would love to get an opinion from the Web Browsing/Email and Other Internet Applications forum.

 

Thanks!

D






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users