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Thu Mar 6, 2014, 01:53 PM

Photos of colorful sunsets and cute kitties will drain your bank account

"Trend Micro’s security analysts have recently discovered that images of sunsets (and some cats) being shared on the Internet are carrying malware that can hack into bank accounts and begin drawing funds."

Whole article at Boing Boing
http://boingboing.net/2014/03/03/photos-of-colorful-sunsets-and.html

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Reply Photos of colorful sunsets and cute kitties will drain your bank account (Original post)
FSogol Mar 2014 OP
Blue_Tires Mar 2014 #1
Brickbat Mar 2014 #2
FSogol Mar 2014 #3
rrneck Mar 2014 #4
seveneyes Mar 2014 #5
joeybee12 Mar 2014 #6
randome Mar 2014 #7
joeybee12 Mar 2014 #8
pintobean Mar 2014 #9
joeybee12 Mar 2014 #10

Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 02:01 PM

1. This is why we can't have nice things on the internet

It wasn't enough for the criminals to put malware in the nekkid lady pics; now they have truly sunk to a new low...

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 02:05 PM

2. Does that explain all the soothing pictures in GD lately?

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 02:07 PM

3. Maybe, what exactly is that poster up to?

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Response to FSogol (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 02:12 PM

4. The easeist way to be popular

is tell people what they want to hear.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 02:12 PM

5. They really should explain the problem better

 

It's not the pictures that do the damage. The computer must already be infected by the application that actually uses the hidden "configuration" data inside the images. Details matter.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 03:12 PM

6. NOOOOOO OOOOOOOO!

 

Nothing bad can ever be associated with kittehs!!!!

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 03:19 PM

7. Are you sure of that?

 


[hr][font color="blue"][center]Stop looking for heroes. BE one.[/center][/font][hr]

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Response to randome (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 03:22 PM

8. Lies!

 

They're kissing!

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 03:26 PM

9. We're doomed

 

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Response to pintobean (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 03:32 PM

10. Yeah, but only military strategy against mice...

 

and maybe dogs.

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