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6-04-2009 @ 10:59PM
So any web site I visit can install a keylogger on my box?
6-04-2009 @ 11:44PM
Yeah. But there are several ways to lower the risks! *A good firewall*A good AV system*Using Firefox with the NoScript extension^Not enabling scripts on sites you are not familiar with*Being wary about the sites you visitIf you are infected with a keylogger 'trojan,' then even the strongest password will fall. Personally I run with the ZoneAlarm security suite, and a pretty tough hardware firewall that is pretty tough on files before they enter my network. But all these gadgets won't save me from a virus written by somebody who knows how to circumvent such measures.As we say in the IT world, as long as a human is operating the machine, there is always a high risk factor. Or something like that.Don't mistype URLs, and before visiting any link you see on the forums do a once-over to make sure it is a well-respected site and doesn't have an extra(or missing) letter, or the wrong suffix (.com/.net are completely different things).
6-04-2009 @ 11:51PM
no edit: wow.com needs to upgrade their comment systems. If you see a url (for example, I would go through the scenario in this article until I got the email with a link), send screenshots of your interactions in game, and the email to firstname.lastname@example.org. They'll take precautions to preventing it happening to other players.
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