FYI.... Thanks, Melbo, for keeping the Monkey Site, Safe.....

Discussion in 'Technical' started by BTPost, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Time to ditch HTTP - govt malware injection kit thrust into spotlight

    Don't touch that cat video, warns Citizen Lab

    Once the victim's IP address is known, the injection server can identify his or her connections to website, intercept the passing unencrypted HTTP stream and insert malicious code into the web page.

    This happens without any user interaction at all; the inserted code then exploits vulnerabilities in the victim's computer - perhaps a Flash plugin or browser zero-day - to infect it with spying malware. Governments tend to stockpile exploits for various devices and operating systems.

    Citizen Lab says YouTube and Microsoft Live login pages are heavily targeted.

    "The proliferation of tools for both tactical and on network injection attacks highlights a vulnerability that has existed since the beginning of the consumer Internet," the report states.
  2. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Youtube has or is switching to secure layer already.
  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    About as protected as possible at SM :)


  4. AmericanRedoubt1776

    AmericanRedoubt1776 American Redoubt: Idaho-Montana-Wyoming Site Supporter+

    EFF's HTTPS Everywhere is one of the addons I use on Firefox along with NoScript, AdBlock and some auto-cookie killers.
    Brokor likes this.
  5. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Thanks @melbo, I personally appreciate the security improvements and all that you have taught us to look for regarding other sites. It amazes me that the Monkey is more secure then my bank. I always check for the canary.
    Hammerhead likes this.
  6. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    What Motomom said. Thanks
  7. Gopherman

    Gopherman Sometimes I Wish I Could Go Back to Sleep

    Us Gophers like's it underground!

    THANK YOU!!!

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