Hot answers tagged

4 votes
Accepted

Malware prevention of data received in a POST endpoint

What's the risk? For example, someone can send data in a form of html (like above example) and also set it's name as a html file with file extension. If then you request that data, the file is ...
  • 42.1k
3 votes

Does attaching malware or virus in an email count as Phishing attack

Yes and no. In practice, yes, this is considered "phishing" even though it does not satisfy the strict definition. Only because there are no other better terms. "Phishing" now ...
  • 125k
2 votes

Does attaching malware or virus in an email count as Phishing attack

The term "phishing" is used in two senses. The tighter definition is that it must involve automated collection of credentials. This typically involves a form pretending to be a legitimate ...
  • 10.1k
1 vote

How easy is it to inject malware into websites?

There is no defined scale for "easy" or "hard" inject malware into a website. But for most sites one can probably say that it is possible if the attacker is willing to spend enough ...
1 vote

Can flash drive infect Android and then the Android infect Windows PC?

Theoretically? Yes. Practically? No Such usb stick would have needed to persistently infect the Android phone (without requesting access, so likely through some kind of exploit to an Android ARM) in ...
  • 18.2k
1 vote
Accepted

How to protect digital evidence against deletion when confronted with a motivated state actor

What about the good old DVD? Might have gone out of fashion nowadays but is has more than enough space to hold 2GB of data and it is downright impossible to delete data from it without physical access ...
  • 428
1 vote
Accepted

Can my infected phone’s hotspot infect my outdated computer?

I’m not a random target, the hacker knows me and is targeting me. The hacker is advanced, with many years of knowledge and experience. Yes. A hacker targeting specifically someone with an outdated ...
  • 51.8k
1 vote

Malware prevention of data received in a POST endpoint

how can you check a string with all the different possible dangers? You can't because: that would mean you have a perfect AV product (which hasn't happened yet, all AV products have false negatives)....
  • 56
1 vote

Can malware spread through HDMI, Display Port or USB

USB Yes USB is known to be dangerous [1], for a long time already - just think of the Windows Autorun-Feature combined with e.g. USB sticks. There are numerous attacks possible [2] using USB as a ...
  • 11
1 vote

What allows for reinfection of the same PUP after quarantine and removal?

Related question: Can Chrome sync be infected? It sounds like the user is signed in to Chrome sync, which by default syncs extensions. Having an unwanted extension keep installing itself via the ...

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible