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May 23, 2009, 7:56 am
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> Virux (a recent virus) made its way onto the victims machine through
a >foisted redirect to a website hosting an exploit which, caused the
>vulnerable browser to download and execute the malware. The malware
>then infected executable files and script files. The script files
>usually contained the redirect to download the malware (possibly, the
>virus), and the executables contained the virus itself.
Here's a comment made to me by an MVP - from 3 years ago:-
Has it occurred to you that nobody has spoken of this because it hardly
ever happens?.. do you think that there are millions out there who
should be worrying about being a possible victim of a redirector?..
Of course it can happen, but maybe only if your sister is giving birth
to octuplets at the same time as Seti fans discover that the Borg are
transmitting old Elvis Presley songs through a proxy server on Deep
Space Nine on 102.6 FM..
MVP - Windows Shell/User
This was the thread:
Re: Redirectors - what do other folk think nowadays?
I had no idea about them (MVP's) then. I actually thought that the
Microsoft Communities would be 'staffed' by *employees* of Microsoft.
I've noticed that lots of other people think the same thing.
'Tis always best if one can see things coming, IMO!
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