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post #31 of 39
LMAO! That's something really, hacking an AV's site that supposed to protect its users... :rofl , glad I don't use AVG, eetz sheeeT!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by frozne View Post

Doesn't matter, it is all related. Even though this case looks like it is DNS, in general if an antivirus company has their website hacked it does reflect poorly on them, as it should. I am a Java developer as a profession, but I know enough about Unix Administration, Networking, and Security to not do anything stupid with my applications. If you don't know enough about security to keep your website reasonably protected, why would I trust you to have the skillset to make antivirus software that works? Same goes for things like CMS, firewalls, etc.
I'm doubting that they hosted their own webserver, nor did they create their web hosting platform doh.gif

You can make the same argument for everything. If a bank's website gets defaced, why would you trust them holding your funds? If your investment company gets defaced, why would your investments be secure? If Ford's website got defaced, why would I trust their vehicles?

Now, if a specific exploit came out to render AVG, Symantec, Kaspersky, WhateverAV useless, that's another story. If apache.org was defaced, then I will listen about how "bad" Apache is.
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post #33 of 39
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I'm doubting that they hosted their own webserver, nor did they create their web hosting platform doh.gif

You can make the same argument for everything. If a bank's website gets defaced, why would you trust them holding your funds? If your investment company gets defaced, why would your investments be secure? If Ford's website got defaced, why would I trust their vehicles?

Most major companies host their own servers. And it would be the same thing for all of those examples except Ford, which their product is not data related.

You act like most hacks are zero days, which is not the case. I would bet 99% of all exploits used to deface sites, and definitely the main thing Anonymous uses are injection type attacks. Things that should have died out 10+ years ago. Like I said, this looks like DNS so it is different, but if a site ends up getting defaced because of those types of attacks, they should lose credibility. If that type of development effort goes into their site, I would hate to see what goes into their products.
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Reopened.

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So.. is "Catching you" part of the peace process?doh.gifkookoo.gif
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Looks like the site admins are watching lots of prons tongue.gif
 
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post #37 of 39
Quote:
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LMAO! That's something really, hacking an AV's site that supposed to protect its users... :rofl , glad I don't use AVG, eetz sheeeT!

Two different things. Their product is totally unrelated to the webserver.

Heck, AVG might even have someone else manage their website for them.
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post #38 of 39
If the spelling and grammar was better maybe i would take the message more seriously...Maybe half the English speaking world would take the message seriously.

If your going to do something do it right.

EDIT: Edited for grammatical errors smile.gif
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LOL call me ignorant...but I just looked at a map of what Palestine actually is...is it a country? what the heck is it? It's like being consumed by Israel. Like a sponge slowly absorbing a green ooze.



I think I confused Pakistan with Palestine...yes all this time.

Wow.
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