Re: Are We Being Paranoid?
That's exactly what exploit packs take advantage of. If a hacker buys an exploit pack and hacks a "reputable" site, he can put the exploit pack in that site and anyone who visits it has the potential to be infected. Theoretically this could even happen to Ubuntu Forums, but because this site has good security, and because many people who visit this forum are using a computer with GNU/Linux, it would be a very poor attack vector. But many innocent sites (especially blogs) can become zombies spreading malware. So don't trust anything 100%, even if you know the owner of the site would never put up malware!
Originally Posted by CharlesA
The whole thing is so patently infantile, so foreign to reality, that to anyone with a friendly attitude to humanity it is painful to think that the great majority of mortals will never be able to rise above this view of life.