Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Thought of the Day 2010 #144 - Malware

My desktop computer got infected yesterday with a malware Trojan virus. At first I wasn't sure that was the problem, because I had a couple of issues last week that seemed related to a Windows update, but noooooooo... The slowness was the Trojan infiltrating through my system. The infection came when I searched for a US flag picture for use on my work's intranet. Just a simple free photo site that had a iframe linking to a java Trojan. If I hadn't noticed the flash of java popping up, I wouldn't have given it a second thought. As i was suspicious, I did some screen shots and checked the source code. I wish there was some group that would investigate the infected urls and shut 'em down....