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DarkSithPro

join:2005-02-12
Tempe, AZ
kudos:2
reply to antdude

Re: What a fake antivirus attack on a trusted website looks like

What if Microsoft and other vendors made a small change to their AV window, one that would put a unique identifier, or your email address on the anti-virus window that pops up. So if the real MSE or Norton popped up it would show your email, or identifier and if the fake one from a comprised site would not and you would know it's fake.


Kilroy
Premium,MVM
join:2002-11-21
Saint Paul, MN
said by DarkSithPro:

What if Microsoft and other vendors made a small change to their AV window

This would have to be done via user input, similar to some banking sites where you pick a picture and enter a phrase that are shown to you on your log in page so that you know that the site is the actual site and not a bad guy site with a similar look and feel. The problem is that this information would have to be stored locally and in a manner that it could only be called upon by the software that requested it.
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