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Fri Jan 24, 2020, 03:28 PM

Question about hacking countermeasures

For those of you who are more tech-saavy, would it be plausible to embed a virus in a file you think hackers might try to obtain in order to try to track down or create a digital trail of those involved in the hack or the dissemination of the stolen file?

If I were the Democratic nominee, I would create such a "honeypot".

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Response to TheRealNorth (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 03:38 PM

1. It is possible

Using a virus to do it is legally questionable. Using a 1 pixel image is probably fine.

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Fri Jan 24, 2020, 03:45 PM

2. Yes but that's still malware

And anyone who did it should be prosecuted. Just like any other crime ones nobel purpose for committing a felony is not going to get you off.

Pdfs can contain malware. Hereís a link to some discussion of how thatís possible.

[link:https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/64052/can-a-pdf-file-contain-a-virus|]

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