| 3:14 pm on Jul 10, 2006 (gmt 0)|
What I have seen is clicking a link is all you need to do to download this stuff as I posted here
Now I hold the cursor over the link first to see what it actually goes to.
| 3:19 pm on Jul 10, 2006 (gmt 0)|
If you are running wintel, especially XP, I've had real good luck with running as a limited user instead of an administrator. One of my machines is always logged on as a limited user. If I have any doubts at all about a site, I hit it from that machine.
When you run as a limited user, any malicious software might get downloaded but windoze doesn't give it the rights to install itself.
One problem is that one of the major antivirus apps doesn't like to run on machines with limited users. It will give you all kinds of errors. Their tech support's answer is 'run as an admin'. Yeah, and I'll put pennies in my fusebox.
Anyway, fwiw, I've found the limited user accounts to be **almost** (nothing is ever perfect) impervious to attack
| 3:24 pm on Jul 10, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Of course, especially if you are looking for something that Google really should not index, like warez.
| 4:54 pm on Jul 10, 2006 (gmt 0)|
You would think that they would be able to check for this and ban the sites?
| 6:03 pm on Jul 10, 2006 (gmt 0)|
If they actively look, then they begin to shoulder some of the liability of not removing ALL cases.
| 7:54 pm on Jul 10, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Would they have to tell us that they look?
| 11:32 pm on Jul 10, 2006 (gmt 0)|
A recent study found much higher % of malware on sponsored listings (in general),than organic listings.
SE's could do a better job of policing their ads.
| 2:43 am on Jul 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
A very cool usage of Google. I think we often forget that google indexes alot of binaries and searching on embedded strings can pop up alot of stuff. There are numerous seo applications here ;-)
| 2:23 pm on Jul 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
New Phish email. First time one uses Gmail as the conduit:
|Websense Security Labs that investigates Internet threats has reported of an advanced phishing attack on the Google pages. The latest alert mentions that users are being shown a spoofed copy of the Gmail login page with a message claiming, "You WON $500.00!" |
| 3:14 pm on Jul 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
nice try. anybody here has won 1.000.000 $ - just send me a small handling fee of 156$ so I can send you the money.
Do you really think somebody was smart enough to cough up those $8.70?