New Drive-By Spam Infects Those Who Open Email -- No Attachment Needed

Discussion in 'Anti-Virus' started by Virus Guy, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. Virus Guy

    Bear Guest

    I found it in .1 seconds
     
    Bear, Jan 30, 2012
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  2. Virus Guy

    Virus Guy Guest

    Are there usually different (separate) settings to disable javascript
    AND disable java?

    If so, aren't malware authors / spammers shooting themselves in the foot
    by depending on javascript NOT being disabled on the target system?

    Wouldn't they get further in their effort to exploit a target if they
    bypassed the javascript stage and went directly to the java method?

    Does anyone here have any further info on this apparently new spam
    infection mechanism as described in the original post?
     
    Virus Guy, Jan 30, 2012
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  3. Virus Guy

    Dustin Guest

    As are bomb making instructions. As a professional however it wouldnt be
    appropriate for me to either post malicious code samples or provide you
    a specific local to get it.
     
    Dustin, Jan 31, 2012
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  4. Virus Guy

    Dustin Guest

    and happily posted it. putting potentially harmful code samples in the
    hands of those who dont grasp the concepts to handle it safely. its
    irresponsible imo. virusguy has demonstrated that hes not in a position
    to study malicious code without risk to his and other systems.

    it doesnt help to reduce the malware issue when stupid things like this
    are done. rather, it contributes to more 0wned systems and unnecessary
    network traffic we all eventually pay for.

    I dont support censorship but i do think some information shouldnt be
    provided unless/until said person has a clear and thorough understanding
    of the pros and cons. You wouldnt let a 5year old play with a loaded
    pistol. When hes older and understands! is when he can safely handle
    said pistol.

    I hope you take this post as intended, As its taken me over ten minutes
    (I broke my right hand sat night) to type this left handed only. :(. I
    mean no ill will and im not trying to seem like an arrogant prick but
    malware is not a joke and shouldnt be taken lightly.
     
    Dustin, Jan 31, 2012
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  5. Virus Guy

    Bear Bottoms Guest

    We all travel at our own risks. I appreciate your view though I disagree
    with it...fair enough.

    One thing about the www...it virtually eliminated those secrets. Better
    to be guided by professionals IMO. Teach to fish.
     
    Bear Bottoms, Jan 31, 2012
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