Researchers warn of infectious Web sites

By Thomas McGuire on June 25, 2004, 2:44 PM
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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Godataloss said:
Is this as bad as it sounds? I think I will mail in my visa payment this month.
TS | Thomas said:
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.
BrownPaper said:
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.
Strakian said:
Wonder if TechSpot is safe ;)Firefox
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