[OT] Hello World

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Tue Sep 5 16:02:18 EDT 2017


Yes, all sorts of things are possible, and perhaps we should all be 
using Qubes OS.

Here I was most interested in learning the specifics Bob reported with 
the link.

-- 
  Richard Gaskin


Matthias Rebbe wrote:

>> Am 05.09.2017 um 20:03 schrieb Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com <mailto:use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>>:
>> 
> 
>> The link is direct to a PDF (a format which is not entirely without its risks I suppose) but isn't embedded within a page that has JavaScript. Indeed, it's not an an HTML page at all.
>> 
> Even if the link seems to direct to a file, this could not be the case. The following link for example directs also to a pdf
> 
> https://qck.biz/sample.pdf <https://qck.biz/sample.pdf>
> 
> but the server redirects that link to a .lc file which outputs some text and runs a javascript (just an popup box).
> 
> So you never can be sure. ;)
> 
> Matthias
>  
> 
>> So does the PDF itself contain ransomware, and if so which variant?  And how quickly after clicking the link did the encrypting begin?  I opened that PDF in Chrome an hour ago.  I have multiple backups, but it would be helpful to know if I need to budget time today to prepare for recovery.
>> 
>> If not, what link are you referring to?
>> 
>> 
>> @Richmond: why do you suppose the publisher doesn't have a domain name?
>> 
>> -- 
>> Richard Gaskin
>> Fourth World Systems





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