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|04-14-2010 07:08 AM|
Originally Posted by administrator View Post
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When I viewed the same page twice, I would get malware warnings only some of the time. In the past that has pointed to something that rotates naturally such as ads or servers in the cluster, however it could certainly be just the nature of the malware in this case as well.
In any case, thanks for the work cleaning it up and locking the bad guys out. Fighting this stuff is always a pita and rarely recognized.
|04-13-2010 06:00 PM|
|04-13-2010 05:56 PM|
there are only two servers in our cluster. both are scanned daily for any viruses and are clean. The problem occurs from scumbags posting messages with nasty links.
I will tighten up the registration process over the nest few days to check a database of known spammers before they're allowed to register.
this should correct the situation and at the same time we'll remove the visitat code to see if that helps at all.
|04-13-2010 01:04 PM|
Originally Posted by JohnRPollard View Post
|04-13-2010 08:22 AM|
Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Folks, I have sent an urgent note to Admin to take a look at this. Hopefully we'll here back soon. Apologies.
|04-12-2010 08:43 PM|
Originally Posted by johnnyandjebus View Post
Same as the one in the pic above.
|04-12-2010 05:09 PM|
Every time I've checked, CERT and SANS and all the other top-level names say that UNIX systems are attacked on an equal basis with Windows. "However, linux does get less " You may get less of one thing or another, but every time you conect to the internet, there are folks scanning the DSL IP pools, the cable IP pools, and even the dial-up IP address pools, looking for machine to hack into. Wrong OS for that hacker? No problem, they'll sell you IP address to someone who can use it and work with your OS. This is big business, probably on a par with sex slavery and drugs. The script kiddie next door is the least of the problems.
Of course a lot of the problems can be stopped if the neophyte in front of the computer just read up and engaged security options. That means no Adobe Flash Player (a security risk conveniently packaged with entertainment options), no active script technologies, and a whole batch of "NO!" options engaged in most browers. And nuisances like UAE enabled in Vista and Win7 systems.
Or there's the easier solution: Get hacked, run a zombie, and get shut down by your ISP. Some folks are screaming bloody murder about that--but I'd just as soon see those folks simply banned from the internet for a year or two. That might get their attention and stop their "reckless driving" habits.
|04-12-2010 01:11 AM|
Originally Posted by bluwateronly View Post
Seriously, I wasn't giving you a hard time, not at all. Merely pointing out that (if you didn't know already) clicking anywhere on a pop up is likely to kick start the little bugger and on top of that Norton is rubbish. It is too you know? Utter crap. Once was wonderful but alas no more. An over priced resources hog that is out performed by a bunch of free stuff you can download from Cnet.
So..sorry for offending but it was never my intention. Indeed even rereading my previous post I cannot quite see what you are getting at. Guess I should have inserted a plethora of smileys.
|04-11-2010 11:02 PM|
|deniseO30||anything is from Google may have a redirecting virus ( unrelated search windows will start popping up) Clicking on anything that looks like a warning or some anti virus that you don't have may have a "rootkit" virus. most Antivirus programs can't find them once they get on your HD. I had to get another HD. these things are way beyond the average users abitilty to remove. I certainly don't have the skills.|
|04-11-2010 10:34 PM|
Okay, so linux isn't secure, but since each distro has less than 1% of the OS market, can't we expect there to be about zero viruses written for it?
I think you are right, linux is no more secure than windows. However, linux does get less malware, adware, spyware, popups, and viruses. Just because there aren't as many written for it.
So pragmatically, even though it is less secure, it is also less at risk.
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