Malicious website testing?

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Is there a website that can be used to determine whether another
website is malicious or not? I realize there are a few websites that
will look up the claimed "reputation" of a website but I'd like to
find one that will actually go and test a website.

Thanks

Re: Malicious website testing?

Davej wrote:
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This site (SiteAdvisor from McAfee) checks for downloads and tests a few.
You put the site name at the end of the link, to test your site.

At one time, the site in this example, got a "bad" rating, and that was
likely because the site was hacked and wasn't fixed for a long time. It's
now back to "green".

http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/bioscentral.com

I notice a "red" site is linked to that site. If we test
the "red" site, we can get details of why it is rated "red".

http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/bobhurt.com

    "W32/Virut.n virus,Artemis trojan"

You can use www.virustotal.com for testing downloads, but
that doesn't protect you from an actual malicious web page itself.
The one time I got attacked, it was going to a commercial site,
that had been hacked. And I wasn't downloading anything - the
browser just went nuts, when visiting their main page. A number
of commercial sites have been attacked in that way in the past, that
makes a joke of ratings systems.

So it really doesn't change things at all. You can still be
attacked at any time, by a green site. All it takes, is a
good hacking.

    Paul

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I'm curious what hacking you have in mind.  I visited a site recently
defaced by the SQL Injection attack that's been making the rounds but
obviously that's not what you have in mind.  What site would take over
your PC, if you have modern browsers with all the latest patches
installed?  I've not heard of any.  Of course a user clicking on a
link and installing malware is different--that's social engineering.
But Windows 7 asks you before you install anything, so if you
accidentally click on something you can always cancel yourself out.

Copied to COLA since they claim Linux is immune from viruses (I say
Windows 7 is too)

RL

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On 5/1/2011 3:49 PM, RayLopez99 wrote:
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There have been no Windows virus outbreaks reported in the news for 2.5
years now.  Conficker in late 2008 was the last.

None for Win7, since it was released in late 2009.


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Thanks, that's what I figured.  Of course credit goes to the AV
companies that prevent such outbreaks, but it also underscores that
the Linux FUD about viruses running amok in Windows OS users is a
myth.

Like I've said, the only viruses or malware you get these days are due
to your own actions in installing programs that act as malware or are
viruses.

RL

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RayLopez99 wrote:
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Plus, Conficker was a worm, Virut is the most recent 'popular' virus I
recall. You may have to count Stuxnet and some other a little more
recent virus and/or worm malware programs after 2008.


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Not handing admin control to clueless users has a lot to do with the
security paradigm introduced in Vista and continued to Windows 7.

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Pretty much, yeah. The only other kinds that there are, are all based on
software exploits.

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