[Techtalk] Malware on site

Michael Fisher desnotes at gmail.com
Mon Sep 28 14:06:24 UTC 2009

Thanks Kathryn for the ideas...don't know why that didn't dawn on me. Not
enough caffeine yet this morning. I will try a LiveCD and see how that

On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 9:55 AM, Kathryn Marks <kathryn.linux at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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 (
> http://www.virtualbox.org/).
> 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
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>> Michael Fisher
>> desNotes at gmail.com
>> open source journeyman - http://desnotesdev.blogspot.com/
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Michael Fisher
desNotes at gmail.com
open source journeyman - http://desnotesdev.blogspot.com/
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