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Is it possible I get virus from a web site

Postby chicagotech » Tue May 04, 2010 8:55 pm

Q: I went to a web site. When mouse the mouse over an image or adervitising, I get a popup to run. Is it possible I get virus from a web site?

A: Yes, it is possible. Quoted from the Internet: "Adobe dropped a bumper patch for its PDF Reader and Acrobat today to fix 15 documented security holes that expose Windows, Mac and UNIX users to malicious hacker attacks.

The update is rated “critical” because of the risk of remote code execution attacks via rigged PDF files.

According to an advisory from Adobe, the vulnerabilities affect Adobe Reader 9.3.1 (and earlier versions) for Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX, Adobe Acrobat 9.3.1 (and earlier versions) for Windows and Macintosh, and Adobe Reader 8.2.1 (and earlier versions) and Adobe Acrobat 8.2.1 (and earlier versions) for Windows and Macintosh.

These vulnerabilities could cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system".
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Re: Is it possible I get virus from a web site

Postby chicagotech » Tue May 04, 2010 8:59 pm

Any visitor to that Web site with the Java Plugin may get infected with malware too. Quoted: "Virus hunters have spotted the attacks on a popular song lyrics Web site. Any visitor to that Web site with the Java Plugin for Browsers installed (Internet Explorer or Firefox) will get infected with malware".
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