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Researchers warn of infectious Web sites

By TS | Thomas
Jun 25, 2004
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  1. Security researchers warned Web surfers on Thursday to be on guard after uncovering evidence that widespread Web server compromises have turned corporate home pages into points of digital infection.

    The researchers believe that online organized crime groups are breaking into Web servers & surreptitiously inserting code that takes advantage of 2 flaws in Internet Explorer that Microsoft has not yet fixed. Those flaws allow the Web server to install a program that takes control of the user's computer.

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  2. Godataloss

    Godataloss TS Rookie Posts: 501

    Is this as bad as it sounds? I think I will mail in my visa payment this month.
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,539   +301

  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

  5. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,327

    I don't know to be honest, I've not seen anyone actually listing infected websites yet, beyond some comment about "not naming them for liability reasons". So in the meantime people keep visiting these "popular" sites & getting infected, great decision.
  6. BrownPaper

    BrownPaper TS Rookie Posts: 467

    I wonder if this problem has been happening for a while already but we just did not know about it. Imagine how much damage could have already been done.
  7. Strakian

    Strakian TS Rookie Posts: 146

    Wonder if TechSpot is safe ;)

    Firefox
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