Any computer, anywhere?
ler762 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 8 14:23:37 UTC 2013
On 12/8/13, Warren Bailey wrote:
> Noticed this tonight.. Not saying the WP is always on target, but what
> software could be installed via a browser on any computer to gather all of
> that data? And how would it be done without the OS speaking up about it? Far
> fetched.. Or do the Firefox / chrome guys have some 'splainin to do?
"The goal of the software was to gather a range of information — Web sites
he had visited and indicators of the location of the computer..."
That's available from just the browser - don't need to install any
software on the computer. Altho if the browser is exploitable
The malware showed up Sunday morning on multiple websites hosted by the
anonymous hosting company Freedom Hosting. That would normally be
considered a blatantly criminal “drive-by” hack attack, but
nobody’s calling in
the FBI this time. The FBI is the prime suspect.
To be clear, while the Firefox vulnerability is cross-platform, the
attack code is Windows-specific.
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