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Curtis Thompson
Re: Security question
on Apr 4, 2012 at 7:29:01 pm


it is difficult to do and would require either software installed on your local machine to replicate it (at which point it is very easy, but that is what web browsers, etc. strive to avoid allowing sites to do, but security holes are out there) or it would require a very slick looking little web window that visually tricked you into downloading something, but even then it cannot install itself and you would be required to do that manually...

in mac land you are slightly less vulnerable, but that is more due to hackers not seeing enough of a market share to make exploiting holes worth it. but in general, you do have to trust that your os is patched up and will not allow this sort of thing which can ultimately only happen if a security hole has been found or you previously downloaded and installed some 3rd party tool that put a trojan horse on your system without your knowledge.


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