[Techtalk] Malware on site

Kathryn Marks kathryn.linux at gmail.com
Mon Sep 28 13:55:16 UTC 2009

Set up a virtual machine and use that to visit?  Not too difficult.  I
managed to get an XP VM up and running in VirtualBox (

A LiveCD?

On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 10:31 PM, Michael Fisher <desnotes at gmail.com> wrote:

> My wife is an artist and has several of her works on the internet, some at
> her site and others like redbubble.com. She was doing a search to see how
> her name and sites were doing in google when she came across a site that is
> supposedly displaying one of her works but google is saying that the site
> is
> suspicious and has 5 malicious exploits and 1 trojan. I looked up the whois
> and the owners are in Thailand and run through a hosting site there.
> We haven't hit the site but I was wondering if I visited the site with one
> of my Linux computers if I would be immune from the exploits/trojan or if
> there is still a possibility that I could be infected. I realize that Linux
> isn't 100% immune (no computer is) but am looking at what the possibilities
> might be. We also have two Macs, an Intel and PowerPC and was wondering if
> the chances of infection would be low based on OS and CPU type.
> Any ideas on a way to visit the site to see the circumstances in which my
> wife's picture is being displayed?
> Thanks,
> Mike
> --
> Michael Fisher
> desNotes at gmail.com
> open source journeyman - http://desnotesdev.blogspot.com/
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