40,000 sites hit by PC-pwning hack attack

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  1. naveen_reloaded

    naveen_reloaded !! RecuZant By Birth !!

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    i dont know about u guys..

    but for the last two days .. my connection is being crappy..


    it could be due to this .. i dont know... :?:





    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/06/02/beladen_mass_website_infection/
     
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    chesss mera kutch nahi ho sakta

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    The joy of using Opera :)
     
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    is this a joke?
     
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    Nicely said :p

    For me it's : The joy of using Opera with fanboy adblock list :p
     
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    switching to opera....! :cry:
     
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    Firefox under Linux is not affected is it ?
     
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    iinfi mekalodu

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    is it possible for a hacker to run malicious scripts on a linux server even without knowing the root or user password of a linux system?
    any file which is copied from a remote system doesnt have execute (x) privileges! in such a scenario how do scripts get run on the remote machine?

    moved as question here http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1124244#post1124244
     
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    naveen_reloaded !! RecuZant By Birth !!

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    guys any remedy or patch out ?

    mine is really weird ...

    my broswer is really doing weird things....
     
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    Disc_Junkie Call me D_J!

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    Yeah! Firefox opens more than 80 outgoing ports sometimes and sometimes 30! What's wrong!! :shock: :(
     
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    Not until the apache server is run as root itself. Further there is a constraint of "documentroot" and then if SElinux is enabled (linux server) then it further limits the scope of damage. Chroot jails for ftp might come in handy too.

    The remote machines usually means windows machines. The compromised servers here means "Apache server". Apache is a software that might be running on any platform e.g linux/bsd/windows etc.

    The cause of compromise of the server is given in the report. The report has been given by some website owner, containing details of the infection hitting his Linux system "running the Apache webserver".

    AFAIk, there is no such option in javascript that can change the permissions on linux sytems for that would clearly be identified as a major risk. Only server side scripting can execute command line stuff. Firefox is a browser not a server like apache.

    PS: Just went to the source site of the infections, seems firefox (v 3.0.10) was trying to block this site. :D
     
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    Even if it affects Firefox on linux remember that by it's not running with root privileges on most distros.
    And then there's No Script for Firefox on both Windows and Linux :D
     
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    @mediator
    thank you...
     
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