[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/09/1mDxly.png[/newsimage]A slew of new malicious software is plaguing Microsoft Windows users that utilize Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome, tricking people into downloading malware. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-issues-warning-on-latest-windows-browser-threats-34044/](http://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-issues-warning-on-latest-windows-browser-threats-34044/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
It looks like something fairly simple to “fix” for (Mozilla) Firefox users; turn off Options, Security: “Block reported attack sites” & “Block reported web forgeries” & then use an add-on, like, NoScript ( addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/722/ ). It has all-sorts-of-protections and basically it will isolate scripting to the domain/site that you’re visiting. For example, “Allow myce.com” & you’re set to go!..
I just edit my hosts file and that basically blocks those sites out. If users do this they will eventually get rid of those sites since they won’t be able to load.
“Malware has historically been a Windows-centric issue, but it has now spread to Linux and Mac OS X, security experts continue to warn.”
So what percentage of Linux and OS X malware infections does “spread” equate to?
Pity that the GOV put the resources it gives to the RIAA and MPAA into catching these pricks.
[QUOTE=coolcolors;2542954]I just edit my hosts file and that basically blocks those sites out. If users do this they will eventually get rid of those sites since they won’t be able to load.[/QUOTE]
What sites?.. Users are not gateways, so this has not effect on the web, but just on the local PC.