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Thread: DMCTalk is Infected. Again.

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    Senior Member ccurzio's Avatar
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    DMCTalk is Infected. Again.

    DMCTalk managed to get itself infected with another malware redirect affecting non-cookied visitors to the site finding their way here via Google.

    Open a browser with all cookies deleted and an empty cache, then go to Google and enter "dmctalk" into the search field. Click the first link returned, and enjoy the show.





    Someone with server-level access to this site (and an understanding of security) REALLY needs to start keeping an eye on things.
    - Chris


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    Quote Originally Posted by Accipiter View Post
    DMCTalk managed to get itself infected with another malware redirect affecting non-cookied visitors to the site finding their way here via Google.

    Open a browser with all cookies deleted and an empty cache, then go to Google and enter "dmctalk" into the search field. Click the first link returned, and enjoy the show.

    Someone with server-level access to this site (and an understanding of security) REALLY needs to start keeping an eye on things.
    FYI - The old malware redirect error still occurs for me occasionally, under the same conditions (non-cookied visitors to the site finding their way here via Google)
    I have seen it appear when I am away from home and checking the forum on a "public" computer, typing in DMCTalk from Google.

    Just thought I would mention it now, if someone is looking into the latest malware report already.

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    I figured they still hadn't resolved the prior infection - have found myself redirected to a porn site twice in past couple of months when coming here
    Chris

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    Is this seriously the same infection from a while back? Who's maintaining the server? I assumed it was Tamir but it doesn't look like he's actually handling it.

    It really seems like DMCTalk is limping along with a support staff only and nobody actually at the wheel.
    - Chris


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tillsy View Post
    I figured they still hadn't resolved the prior infection - have found myself redirected to a porn site twice in past couple of months when coming here
    same here and I was puzzled. At least there has never been a problem just typing in the url.

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    What's interesting about the warning message is it's pretty unprofessional -"which seems to accessed from.." Vs. the correct "which seems to BE accessed from". Whatever you do, do not call the number as it's not Apple. One time I got one of these, I clicked on my browsers back button and it went away. And no, if you have your firewall stuff turned on (it is by default), then you shouldn't have any security issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timebender View Post
    What's interesting about the warning message is it's pretty unprofessional -"which seems to accessed from.." Vs. the correct "which seems to BE accessed from". Whatever you do, do not call the number as it's not Apple. One time I got one of these, I clicked on my browsers back button and it went away. And no, if you have your firewall stuff turned on (it is by default), then you shouldn't have any security issues.
    It's not that it's unprofessional, it's that it's usually made by people who aren't native and/or fluent English speakers. And yeah, of course the number isn't Apple. It's one of many numbers for scammers who are trying to get control over your system.

    FYI, your firewall does not protect you against this sort of attack, nor does it protect against browser-based attacks.

    I just wish whoever can get into the DMCTalk hosting server would fix this. People who search Google for help or info on the DMC-12 are going to end up stumbling over this shitty scam, and some of them may actually fall for it.
    - Chris


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    My wife's friend fell for that scam. The funny thing is she bought an apple because she was told hackers could not penetrate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitsyncmaster View Post
    My wife's friend fell for that scam. The funny thing is she bought an apple because she was told hackers could not penetrate it.
    Any system has vulnerabilities, but make no mistake. This is not an example of hacking. This is social engineering.
    - Chris


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    Settle down Chris, it is one little issue that I had plugged but came back. It will be taken care of and doesn't affect anyone's ability to use the site.

    T.

    Quote Originally Posted by Accipiter View Post
    Is this seriously the same infection from a while back? Who's maintaining the server? I assumed it was Tamir but it doesn't look like he's actually handling it.

    It really seems like DMCTalk is limping along with a support staff only and nobody actually at the wheel.
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