Originally posted by gsbtech
I like to see references to anything quoted as a "known fact". It sounds like propaganda to me - even at default security settings. There was one well publicized browser hack last year and the site was quickly shut down. Microsoft is under a microscope and that type of security flaw doesn't hide in the shadows for long. More likely the victim just does something stupid - like click "yes" and blame it on the browser. If I were going to worry about some clever new exploit, it wouldn't be from the idiots running the porn sites, it would be from hacker sites.
Everytime somebody hear something they don't want to believe, they ask you to show them a reference to it. then I end up spending precious time hunting down something to prove it to them.
I'm beyond doing that anymore. if you don't believe it, just don't.
those site use to ask you to click stuff, but you don't need click stuff for them to infiltrate with IE. there were holes (since fixed by service pack 2) that allow people to just take your computer over completely and put whatever they want on it.
rules for not catching a virus is
2.don't head to crack or serial's website like trinsic.org. here to get the crack, they would have an active x control telling you, that you need to click it to get the crack even though you didn't need to. when you click it, you were infected with porn, trojan horse and viruses. this option didn't show up in opera, firefox and netscape
at cracks r us you will get a virus just by browsing it
3. don't head to porn's site
4. have an antivirus and firewall
5. use 2 or more adware programs plus spyware blaster
6. filter your email and SPim