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Nasty JavaScript virus going around

Discussion in 'General Computer Discussions' started by amusicsite, 21 Jun 2016.

  1. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    UK
    https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/20...ats-100-pure-javascript-no-download-required/

    How to protect yourself.

    Configure Windows to show file extensions. This gives you a better chance of spotting files that aren’t what they seem. (See below.)

    Consider configuring Windows to open JavaScript files with NOTEPAD, not with WSH. This displays .JS files harmlessly as text rather than running them as programs.

    I'd say both those things are a very good idea regardless of this treat. Seems to be Windows only at the moment.
     
    beanz likes this.
  2. beanz

    beanz Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks for the heads-up :)