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NEWS: Largest Canadian Hacking Network Busted

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Greeitngs all, the above story proves that those that DONT have their PC properly protected are at risk, regardless what you think
 
Giant phishing scam using zombie boxes, eh? Glad they caught them. A lot of identity theft goes on from those things.

jag
 
Giant phishing scam using zombie boxes, eh? Glad they caught them. A lot of identity theft goes on from those things.

jag

Exactly...this stuff needs to be really laid out more...people just simply dont undeerstand how easy it is to be infected with garbage like this.
 
Exactly...this stuff needs to be really laid out more...people just simply dont undeerstand how easy it is to be infected with garbage like this.

There are systems that are pretty well immune to the hacking component of these things like Linux, UNIX and Macs, but the social engineering aspect that tricks people into entering their personal information into a bogus site....anyone can fall for that if they're not paying close attention.

jag
 
another one of the brotherhood taken down...damn them..
 
There are systems that are pretty well immune to the hacking component of these things like Linux, UNIX and Macs, but the social engineering aspect that tricks people into entering their personal information into a bogus site....anyone can fall for that if they're not paying close attention.

jag

Nothing is immune really, its just they concentrate on the Windows Platform because of shear numbers. Its like gambling....which platform has the highest number of people you could possibly infect....

Although I have read a number of reports that Macs are increasingly being targeted...
 
Nothing is immune really, its just they concentrate on the Windows Platform because of shear numbers. Its like gambling....which platform has the highest number of people you could possibly infect....

Although I have read a number of reports that Macs are increasingly being targeted...

Any attempt to turn a Mac into a zombie box is going to be entirely dependent on tricking the user into entering their administrative and possibly root password(s) to their systems to allow the zombieware install. The way the security sublayer is constructed requires that to happen. Same for Linux and Unix boxes. It's easy to sneak a few rogue API calls onto a Windows box without explicit password permission, that's why they're able to do it just by getting people to visit a website that runs a bunch of scripts to install their malware unbeknownst to the user. Can't get away with that on a Linux/Unix based OS like Mac OS X.

jag
 
Any attempt to turn a Mac into a zombie box is going to be entirely dependent on tricking the user into entering their administrative and possibly root password(s) to their systems to allow the zombieware install. The way the security sublayer is constructed requires that to happen. Same for Linux and Unix boxes. It's easy to sneak a few rogue API calls onto a Windows box without explicit password permission, that's why they're able to do it just be getting people to visit a website that runs a bunch of scripts to install their malware unbeknownst to the user. Can't get away with that on a Linux/Unix based OS like Mac OS X.

jag

Absolutely....but if they want, they will find a way...simply put...nothing is perfect..Windows is just easier...and there are way to many uneducated people to take advantage of
 
Absolutely....but if they want, they will find a way...simply put...nothing is perfect..Windows is just easier...and there are way to many uneducated people to take advantage of

Don't disagree there at all.

jag
 

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