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A simple short answer is that yes that does happen. A better answer is that before you download anything suspect you should really be verifying the source first. Lets say you have found a fixit tool for registry errors, lets call this tool "CCLeaner." Now, before I would consider downloading CCleaner from any source I would first google CCleaner to verify it ...


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I wouldn't expect a reputable security advice site to intentionally link to live malware or contain live malware. There are plenty of sites out there that are less than reputable who will be visible in your search results if you do a search for "Halp, I'm infected with ABC" or "Is NotAVirusHonest.exe safe?". I'd be very careful about trusting both the ...


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Do technical advice sites often link to malware? This seems very broad. How can we easily check the majority of these websites and find which advice is malicious, and which isn't? And then there's all the advertisements on the website. They can if they want. Contributors can if they want to. A far better method of deceiving you is making you believe ...


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In my experience, though it is uncommon to find malware embedded in these fix it scripts and registry keys, it does happen. As such, I would highly recommend most users getting these types of patches and assistance from the vendor directly. An experienced security professional could download the fix it script or registry key, open it and view it first, ...


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Ok, here is my opinion. Using Keepass(or any password manager) you could generate a random password like this "CslmHD5Rh6" This is a fairly secure password. According to grc haystack the chances of breaking this password would be 1 in 853,058,371,866,181,866. The only way to break this would be with the hash of the password which if they were able to get the ...


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Any comprehensive solution is going to require depth, i.e. security in layers. Aside from hardening the system, restricting network access, having a substantial logging, auditing, and SIEM approach, you'll want to protect the data within the database as well. Obviously protect any login information with a strong hashing algorithm like PBKDF2 w/ ...



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