Linked Questions

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Can a website download malicious content to my Windows computer without my permission or awarness? [duplicate]

Question Standard security advice is: Only download files from websites that you trust. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows/downloading-files-internet-faq This implies that 1. we are ...
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Can a website infect a computer without the user's assistance? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you get virus just by visiting a website in chrome I have a hard time believing that drive-by downloads can actually happen without a user's assistance (e.g. without the ...
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Can you get a virus from sending a GET or POST request? [duplicate]

If I need to fix up my question in any way please let me know, this is my first question on the site So there's a game development website I use where you can develop with other people, and within ...
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Phishing email linking to sharepoint address [duplicate]

Our organization got some sort of phishing email that contained an attachment which linked to sharepoint - ie. https://someaddress.sharepoint.com/:b:/... etc. The link takes you to that "sharepoint" ...
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Can a website run a malware on my computer? [duplicate]

Can a website install a malware on my computer and run it in the background without my knowing about it?
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What abuses can an infected webpage do to me if I'm using Chrome and Flash is disabled

as a follow-up to this question Can you get virus just by visiting a website in Chrome?, I've read these pages: http://www.straightsectalk.com/?p=47 http://www.vupen.com/demos/VUPEN_Pwning_Chrome....
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I got IP logged, now what? [duplicate]

Long story short, I clicked a link on my phone that someone sent me. It contained an IP-logger. What information did they get from it? I'm scared because they have my IP, and god knows what other info....
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Is it a security risk if the user enters html characters in a textbox and they're reflected on the next page in a website? (not script tags)

In my website I have a textbox where the user can enter whatever they want and the text is printed out on the next page. For certain cases, they can type HTML tags to format their message so that in ...
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Malware or viruses by browser redirects?

Recently was browsing and clicked on a link to the following address: (In code blocks so you cant accidently click it) http://paycheck-calculator.org/ Clicking on this quickly loaded 2-3 different ...
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Malware techiques via Linux Chrome and its effects, non-root

Is it possible to visit a website with Chrome on Ubuntu and have that site execute shell code on my machine without explicitly downloading anything nor click on some Chrome execute question/popup? If ...
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Selective JavaScript commands - Avoiding vulnerabilities exploitation

I remember the times when Javascript usage was so innocent; a small pop-up here, a dialog message there. Nowadays Javascript "steals" data by exploiting vulnerabilities on "mature" browsers such as ...