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Security researchers have discovered a strain of malware that uses the geolocation service offered by an adult dating website as an easy way to determine the location of infected machines. Thousands of infected machines in a zombie network all phoned home to the URL promos.fling.com/geo/txt/city.php at the adult hookup site …

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Paris Hilton

SERVES THEM RIGHT

ANYBODY WHO WOULD USE THE INTERNET FOR PORN SHOULD HAVE THERE MACHINES INFECTED

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Re: SERVES THEM RIGHT

Almost full marks for the obvious troll. Capitals, off -topic (porn != dating site), a bit of holier than thou and even a spelling mistake but unfortunately no profanities.

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Re: SERVES THEM RIGHT

His second I've seen today....

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For the full effect, he needs the Linux penguin icon, the pirate flag icon, or the detective icon. Whichever would fit the least.

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@Chris W

His comedy redneck persona quite funny, however.

Of course, having a really close family (and livestock), he'd have no need for pr0n.

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He who shouts loudest!

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Anonymous Coward

Hmmm

Infected PCs. So is it Windoze only?

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Anonymous Coward

Typo

"dues" should be "used" in the 4th paragraph

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Not quite as good as GPS

Very accurate service - for me it just returns: document.write("Spain");

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FAIL

Doing things the hard way...

I don't know why malware would bounce a geolocation query off an "adult" site, which is bound to raise a red flag on a monitored network.

http://www.geoiptool.com/ works just as well and looks a lot less shady.

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Re: Doing things the hard way...

Maybe the hacker just wanted to fling caution to the wind?

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