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Old 06-22-2003, 02:39 PM   #1
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can websites plant spyware, spybots, or tracking software/methods within a linux system ( other than cookies )? if so, is there any software or methods for detecting and removing them.
Old 06-22-2003, 02:47 PM   #2
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Not unless they use a browser exploit to do something more malicious, like install a trojan etc. Keep patched and dont use root+GUI, people
Old 06-22-2003, 06:15 PM   #3
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They can't do it in WIndows either IF you set your internet security to high (or do a custom and turn off all activeX, Java and Javascript) in IE and turn off cookies AND you stay up to date with security patches.
Old 06-22-2003, 06:27 PM   #4
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yub but thats only IE related for the most part....most of the programs that come out for windows are spyware example kazaa which puts the *.dll right in your windows directory


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