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Re: "simply visiting the site triggered the exploit"

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____/ JeffM on Friday 15 Jan 2010 04:28 : \____

> nessuno wrote:
>>If the user was running IE[...]
> ...and, of course, if they were using an OS that
> when it downloads things DOESN'T set the executable bit to
> INFECT MY BRAINS OUT, *that* would be a good idea.

A few months ago there was a story about pro-environment activists being spied on and 
embarrassed. I think some of them were jailed. They used Windows, which is
susceptible to CIPAV and other tools that give power _over_ people (not _to_ people).

Also see:

EDF Goes Nuclear on Greenpeace

,----[ Quote ]
| An executive with the French government-owned energy company EDF "has been
| charged on suspicion of spying on the environmental group Greenpeace." The
| executive, "who previously worked as a police commander, is being
| investigated for conspiring to hack into Greenpeace France's computer
| system."


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