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Subject: Re: Has http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/ been hacked?
From: Larry Conklin lconklin@............
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 16:46:57 -0400
It sounds to me like some sort of maleware has altered your hosts file.
The hosts file is the first place your browser looks to resolve a
site address into the actual IP address that is used to access the site.
So if the IP address that is associated with http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/
gets changed to a porn site, that's where you wind up. If you do a
Google search on "hosts file" you will find a lot of information that
will help you locate it on your system and clean it up. I'm sure that
there are a lot of tools that you can find that will make the job
easier, and a lot of security tools will prevent maleware from making
alterations to your hosts file.
Stephen Hammond wrote:
> I think this link has been hacked. http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/ It should
> be the local California seismic activity. I get a porn site when I click
> on the link and I also get a panel that says the link is no longer
> valid. Are others seeing the same thing?
> Thanks, Steve Hammond
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