Tuesday, January 15, 2008

January 15, 2008
You might remember i mentioned that i dislike the incgamers site?
Why? Since they get hacked about 4-5 times a year, and give all sorts of nasty trojans to their visitors, plus sucky incompetent admins.

Well, this post on the blizzard forums reports that it's that time of the year again.
This time it's not the advertisements (big suprise there tbh), but somebody has actually managed to upload and replace their uicentral package and infect one of the .exe files in there with a trojan.
That site is subject to trojans so often i'd almost point a finger at the admins themselves.... almost..

In the case of advertisements there's not much you can do other than getting Firefox, disable scripts and ensure you update your virus scanner on a weekly basis.
Or just get a Mac, more than 95% of all trojans and virusses only work on windows based systems.

When downloading executables.. scanning them doesn't always work.
If you got a firewall it should tell you when some random .exe file is trying to access the outside.
Never trust .exe files from any addon sites, curse, incgamers, or any other site. Especially when you find one where it shouldn't be.

Even WowAceUpdater is suspect unless it comes from a trusted source.


Anonymous said...

"Or just get a Mac"

Putting your head in the sand is not a very effective way to be conscious of security issues.

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