Lori ( lightning_rose) wrote in algorithms,
Lori
lightning_rose
algorithms

DON'T CLICK ON THE LINK

The link in the previous post is a Trojan website that will attempt to install a virus on your computer.

I repeat, DON'T CLICK ON THE LINK
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 13 comments

Deleted comment


Yeah, well, I did click on it from Firefox running under Linux and was a bit amused at it trying to get me to install Active-X and some .exe file.

But I still had to find Firefox's pid and kill it from a term to stop it.

Drama, drama, drama!

No drama here, just trying to save some fellow LJ'ers a bit of grief.

dlbontan has been spreading the same crap around various communities all day.

The drama is dlbontan spreading the crap around, not you informing us. I'm grateful that you let us know; I'm click-happy most of the time, especially while I'm bored. :)

Oh, ok then. :)

Another question is: Why on earth a Unix user needs another program to improve his file searches :)?
the domain "yourxpills" didn't clue you in at all?

Oh, I wasn't stung. I saw a warning in another community before I saw the Trojan.

But like you, I do mouse over links before I click on them, and when I did click on it from Linux, it was deliberate.

I'm almost cruel enough to say if people click on and download random executables, they deserve what they get.

Almost.
Agreed.

It tries to exploit Active-X, which Firefox (much less Linux) doesn't support, so I don't know what would happen on a poorly maintained MS-Win box.

FWIW, in the last 3 weeks my spam has decreased by more than 90%. Almost all of it was coming from IP addresses in Western Europe, presumably from compromised MS-Win pc's. I'm wondering if the last MS update finally plugged a major security hole.

Conversely, in the last 3 weeks, the number of shitty spam requests I've received on my Myspace account has tripled. :I think I got 20 yesterday... and I'm far from popular.

If all the spammers decided to switch from email to myspace, that would be fine by me. :)