Archive for Downsizer For an ethical approach to consumption
 


       Downsizer Forum Index -> IT Matters
vegplot

Trudging through the sewers of the Interweb

Some 100,000 or more WordPress sites infected by mysterious malware.

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/12/some-100000-or-more-wordpress-sites-infected-by-mysterious-malware/
dpack

that link triggered my anti bad stuff software into a vicious rapid response Laughing Question
oldish chris

Is the claim that you are in great danger of acquiring a virus if you download stuff from one of those wicked porn sites just an urban myth put about by the puritans?

Innocently clicking on a Wordpress site run by some nice friendly people is where the danger lies?
stumbling goat

I view some adult sites. Never had a problem with viruses so far, apart from the odd pop-up, which I click on to delete. Am I the only person on DS that views adult content, I wonder?

sg
kGarden

Am I the only person on DS that views adult content, I wonder?


Viewing? or admitting to viewing? Very Happy
stumbling goat

Am I the only person on DS that views adult content, I wonder?


Viewing? or admitting to viewing? Very Happy

Indeed. Laughing

sg
oldish chris

Don't know if there are any Conspiracy Theories out there that a load of companies actually want an insecure internet so that they can sell their wares. But there aught to be.

The Linux geeks tell me that part of the reason my system is more secure that certain others is because of the read/write permissions, basically, whilst I'm logged on as "User" I can't update the directories with the OS stuff in them. Well why not take this a stage further, put the OS on a separate drive - one with an actual physical "write permit" switch? I.e, I access a website, get this month's updates and sit and hold a red button down until the updater software tells me to stop.

That's only for starters. Anyone who has been on more than two management courses will know all about "brain storming" and can get two hundred other ideas, many way better than mine.
Nick

If your conspiracy theory is right, it tells you why Linux systems are more secure.

Why have adware targeted at people who are too tight to even buy an OS, let alone penis enlargement/fake sunglasses/virus removal software?
oldish chris

Dear Comrade Nick, the truth hurts Wink

And here is one less source of malware: Grauniad and another person who is better than me (I let loose a string of insults alternating with expletives).
Green Rosie

Am I the only person on DS that views adult content, I wonder?

sg

Well I was looking for some cooking stuff on Twitter with the hashtag #TastyTuesdays but missed out the s at the end. Ended up with some tweets that didn't seem to involve much cooking Shocked Laughing
oldish chris

Am I the only person on DS that views adult content, I wonder?

sg

Well I was looking for some cooking stuff on Twitter with the hashtag #TastyTuesdays but missed out the s at the end. Ended up with some tweets that didn't seem to involve much cooking Shocked Laughing The wonder of the internet means that there is always something for everyone, for example: http://nakedvegancooking.com/ WARNING: the cooks are both naked (shock horror) and vegan (even more shock and horror!). NorthernMonkeyGirl

I have learned to tread carefully with google image search.
I have seen things... Shocked
dpack

on a slightly more serious note ,seemingly innocent images can be used as a vector for malicious code,iirc it was a photo of a chimp looking cross that delivered a trojan that took me 2 days to find and destroy.

im fairly sure there is a list /lists of the most "infected"celebrities and sometimes even search engines flag up iffy websites etc but unpleasant code tucked into jpeg gifs etc is a classic way to infect a machine
mousjoos

Am I the only person on DS that views adult content, I wonder?

sg

Well I was looking for some cooking stuff on Twitter with the hashtag #TastyTuesdays but missed out the s at the end. Ended up with some tweets that didn't seem to involve much cooking Shocked Laughing The wonder of the internet means that there is always something for everyone, for example: http://nakedvegancooking.com/ WARNING: the cooks are both naked (shock horror) and vegan (even more shock and horror!).

Presumably there's quite a lot more lunch on display than just that being prepared..........
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Dpack - very good points

Mousjoos - I had to stifle a snigger when I realised the thread above this one is "sausage credentials" Laughing
kGarden

[quote="mousjoos:1424998"]Presumably there's quite a lot more lunch on display than just that being prepared..........

Meat and two veg? Smile
mousjoos

[quote="kGarden:1425002"]Presumably there's quite a lot more lunch on display than just that being prepared..........

Meat and two veg? Smile

In a nutshell..........
       Downsizer Forum Index -> IT Matters
Page 1 of 1
Home Home Home Home Home