Lori (lightning_rose) wrote in 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
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lightning_rose

March 27 2008, 20:20:32 UTC 6 years ago


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.

hearthand

March 27 2008, 20:23:14 UTC 6 years ago

Drama, drama, drama!

lightning_rose

March 27 2008, 20:26:19 UTC 6 years ago


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.

hearthand

March 27 2008, 20:34:01 UTC 6 years ago

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. :)

lightning_rose

March 27 2008, 20:47:52 UTC 6 years ago


Oh, ok then. :)

spb_nick

March 27 2008, 21:17:45 UTC 6 years ago

Another question is: Why on earth a Unix user needs another program to improve his file searches :)?

halkeye

March 27 2008, 20:30:42 UTC 6 years ago

the domain "yourxpills" didn't clue you in at all?

lightning_rose

March 27 2008, 20:47:10 UTC 6 years ago


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.

radiumx

March 27 2008, 21:04:51 UTC 6 years ago

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

Almost.

daimones

March 27 2008, 21:09:22 UTC 6 years ago

Agreed.

lightning_rose

March 27 2008, 21:12:26 UTC 6 years ago


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.

radiumx

March 27 2008, 23:59:01 UTC 6 years ago

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.

lightning_rose

March 28 2008, 03:36:00 UTC 6 years ago


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