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Old 08 Oct 2014, 02:01
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Originally Posted by Lynne View Post
Visiting a hacked site doesn't suddenly 'hack' your computer. I visit hacked sites quite often and I've never had my computer hacked because of it.
I didn't say it would. I said there is the possibility. It's never a good idea to visit a site that may be compromised . Most viruses are designed to spread with each new visitor to the infected site.

Also, keep in mind that the best designed virus is the virus that infects your computer without you ever knowing about it. Sometimes people have a virus on their system for years before it's discovered. How do you think all the big box store hacking is taking place? Those viruses were present for a long time even when those companies had entire IT departments dedicated to protecting their systems.
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