Re: Keylogger warning
- From: Eric <ericw2000@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 20:51:35 +0000 (UTC)
pv+usenet@xxxxxxxxx (PV) wrote in
Eric <ericw2000@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
Seriously, I find that people who get infected with them usually get
It's the type of websites they or other members of their
household frequent, and/or a level of niavete about these websites or
emails that keep them infected.
Sadly, there's no "type of website" that is the only kind that can get
infected. MMO-Champion, Curse (lots of times!), and wowwiki have all
had backdoors stuck into them without the site owners knowing. It's
all about IE being written to trust by default, instead of properly
defaulting to NO.
Yes, there are types of websites that are targetted towards kids and
teenagers. My friend is constantly cleaning his computer out from "Zwinky"
and all those smiley scripts, all of which seem to carry some sort of
trojan baggage. Perhaps the flashing ad attracts the kids to click on it,
and an intermediary site loads the virus, but it's targetted towards kids.
When my son was 10-12 he would get viruses on his computer (as did many of
his friends) from looking for free games and game help. I remember there
was a Gameboy emulator and an advance release of some new Pokemon game. All
of the kids in the neighborhood got viruses from that one.
There's plenty of sites that get infected through back doors, but there's a
lot of sites attractive to kids that are infected too.
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