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OPR Workshop Information Exchange => General Techniques => Topic started by: TerryB on May 08, 2011, 08:43:05 AM

Title: Be careful out there>>>Poisoned Google image searches becoming a problem
Post by: TerryB on May 08, 2011, 08:43:05 AM
In some instances, Google image search has been contaminated and will attempt to redirect the browser to a compromised site that serves malware.

Anyone using Google images for reference might want to check out these articles:
http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=10989 (http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=10989)
http://isc.sans.edu/diary/More+on+Google+image+poisoning/10822 (http://isc.sans.edu/diary/More+on+Google+image+poisoning/10822)

If you get a suspicious message/window, DO NOT click on the X on the message's upper right-hand corner to close the window.
Windows users should immediately close the suspicious window with Alt + F4; Mac users Cmd + W.
Title: Re: Be careful out there>>>Poisoned Google image searches becoming a problem
Post by: Mhayes on May 08, 2011, 10:28:28 AM
Thanks Terry!

I have noticed some problems when I went to Google and was searching for photos to use of the latest disasters. I also knew about warnings that would tell you to click on a box because of a malicious site and it would rid your computer of Trojans. Some of the messages were so good that they looked legit. I never would go that routed, but instead use the computer's security to search for the problem.

I switched to Firefox because of the better security, but am having a problems finding what I need. For example on the link to the article it suggests on Firefox to add the Add On "No Script," but I cannot find it on the add ons or under the general setting tab.

Margie
Title: Re: Be careful out there>>>Poisoned Google image searches becoming a problem
Post by: TerryB on May 08, 2011, 10:45:25 AM
Thanks Terry!
 For example on the link to the article it suggests on Firefox to add the Add On "No Script," but I cannot find it on the add ons or under the general setting tab.

Margie

Heeeere 'ya go:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/noscript/
Title: Re: Be careful out there>>>Poisoned Google image searches becoming a problem
Post by: Mhayes on May 08, 2011, 11:27:34 AM
Thank you veeeeeeeeeery much! Got it added on, but thought this was funny the comment posted below the video explaining how the add on works:
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Funnily enough Noscript blocked the tutorial video for Noscript - LOL

Another problem I see is that I can longer use any of the smileys icons or the formatting tabs above. Solved that problem with a right click to allow scripts on OPR.

Margie
Title: Re: Be careful out there>>>Poisoned Google image searches becoming a problem
Post by: G3User on May 08, 2011, 08:24:05 PM
Thanks Terry

It is becoming more and more of a challenge keeping up with a sensible level of protection, must remember to do a check for what is available more often

Athol
Title: Re: Be careful out there>>>Poisoned Google image searches becoming a problem
Post by: Lena48 on July 08, 2011, 02:36:01 PM
Here is the url for that add-on.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search/?q=no+script&cat=all&x=0&y=0