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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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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    SERVES THEM RIGHT

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

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      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.

      1. Isendel Steel
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        Re: SERVES THEM RIGHT

        His second I've seen today....

        1. ArmanX

          Re: SERVES THEM RIGHT

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

      2. Eponymous Cowherd
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        Re: SERVES THEM RIGHT

        @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.

    2. LarsG

      Re: SERVES THEM RIGHT

      He who shouts loudest!

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Hmmm

    Infected PCs. So is it Windoze only?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Typo

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

  4. El Richard Thomas

    Not quite as good as GPS

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

  5. Coyote
    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.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Doing things the hard way...

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

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