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April 21, 2019, 11:14:20 AM
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I usually split my browsing habits to prevent these attacks. I use a "clean" OS for payments and accessing my wallets and I use virtual sessions to sandbox "unknown" websites. When you get these attacks, you just stop the session and reload a new virtual session with a clean OS.  Wink

Another way to do this, is to boot with a Tails boot disk and to "experiment" with unknown sites within that environment. When you run into problems like this, you simply reboot and Tails will start again, with no problems. <No browser ad-ons needed.>  Wink
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April 21, 2019, 12:20:02 PM
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That is what hackers do to get your information. Even if it's just a simple GIF image but it may contains an executable javascript that will run once you click the image. It is called Cross-site Scripting that will take your information or send you a malware that will harm your device. What is Cross-site Scripting? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-site_scripting#Persistent

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April 24, 2019, 03:43:37 AM
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That is what hackers do to get your information. Even if it's just a simple GIF image but it may contains an executable javascript that will run once you click the image. It is called Cross-site Scripting that will take your information or send you a malware that will harm your device. What is Cross-site Scripting? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-site_scripting#Persistent
That's the final part of their hacking attempt. Its kinda simillar with phishing website where they just need to have the loop for delivering malware on your device. After that you could see some unusual activity on your device like;

1. Device will start to redirect you that phishing link or web as a bookmark destination where you haven't touch it to browse.
2. Sometime you can see that device is trying to log in to your wallet related app itself where you haven't command to browse there.
3. Your device Antivirus (existing not installed from untrusted source) will start giving notification to clean your device.

In my opinion its much better to be careful enough if you face a browsing situation where its forcing you to install/update/download something. Get out from there instantly if possible or shut down your device. Prevention is always better than cure.
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April 24, 2019, 09:05:18 AM
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One correlated hacking procedure is that of Sim Swapping. It combines retrieving your personal data and identity theft. Basically, what Sim Swappers do is convince the telephone operator that they have lost/damaged "their" sim card, and demand a replacement. In order to do this, they use some of your identity information which they have manage to get hold of (via phishing, fake links, fake KYC, or other means), such as your full name, address, id, and then claim to be you needing the replacement for your sim.

Once the have the duplicate sim (which normally invalidates yours), they then use it on sites that rely on the sms verification to impersonate you during the validation procedure (along with some of the details they managed to get in advance).
 
While I don’t think that it is a very extended practice, a guy has just been condemned to 10 years of prison time for performing the above and getting away with 7,5M$ is crypto, stolen to participants at Consensus, a Coindesk event, during 2018 (See: California Jails Student for 10 Years for $7.5 Million SIM-Swap Bitcoin Hack).

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April 24, 2019, 10:34:29 AM
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In my opinion its much better to be careful enough if you face a browsing situation where its forcing you to install/update/download something. Get out from there instantly if possible or shut down your device. Prevention is always better than cure.

Nobody can force me to install or download anything, it can only be an attempt which will be stoped by me, or in case that person does not use common sense it will be stoped by security software before installation. If someone is not aware of how the internet works, and what should or should not do during browsing, some things will be learned unfortunately in the hard way. In some cases shut down is only option, just because browser can be frozen, but some browsers will automatically open previously loaded pages and you are back to where everything started.

One correlated hacking procedure is that of Sim Swapping. It combines retrieving your personal data and identity theft. Basically, what Sim Swappers do is convince the telephone operator that they have lost/damaged "their" sim card, and demand a replacement.

They need to make fake documents for this, and they need to go personally at the operator store. In my country you can not get new sim card just by asking that via phone call or by e-mail. In addition to making false documents, almost every store today is under video surveillance, so this is not easy attack to perform. I do not know how that student was caught, but 10 years is too low punishment - he will get out probably a lot earlier, and continue where he left off.

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April 29, 2019, 10:07:41 PM
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Most legal sites uses google admob and the likes which can't show such types of ads only sites with illegal content that can't get approved by admob uses ads that has the tendency of showing phishing/hacking ads and if you decide to visit sites with illegal content then you should know what you're getting yourself into and take precautions.
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April 30, 2019, 09:10:04 AM
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simply just activate pop-up blocker!
if you don't expect any pop up as a response to your action on that site, immediately close that pop up 
best bet that pop up is just useless ads, and some are tricking you to install malware Shocked
Honestly not comfortable using an app for blocking ads, I mostly prefer to fix my browser setting and block the ads, pop ups and redirect and so far still haven't any issues.

I feel like installing a pop up blocker it literally access my privacy and obviously it's a third party. Anyway, will it's still best to just use incognito more often?

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