Fake BOINC project pages (Attn., project stalkers)

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Message 26659 - Posted: 18 Aug 2009, 11:16:20 UTC
Last modified: 18 Aug 2009, 11:17:13 UTC

Lately a lot of web pages pop up having "well-known" keywords on them that usually occur only on BOINC project pages in this combination.

Project hunters need to be careful not to click those, they will kidnap your browser to criminal fake virus scanner sites (search engine spiders do not see that!).

Those pages usually do not belong to the web site they are hosted on, I suppose they have been installed through a root kit or something similar.

Paying attention to the URL, they are recongnizable, e.g. :

(base directory)/uwfep/mllal/participants.php

with this Google excerpt : "returning participants view stats modify preferences organizers feud and participants finding focus group participants in uk armenia genocide participants"

The URL pattern used to be a 4/4 random letter combination, they switched to 5/5 lately after Google has been informed about the problem. I have seen a few with just a single random 7-letter directory. This means that they modify this URL pattern now and then!

I guess, the collections / combinations of keywords come from meta search engines that have one single purpose : collecting commonly used search keywords.
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Message 26854 - Posted: 28 Aug 2009, 23:19:27 UTC - in response to Message 26659.  

Most people use the same password in all BOINC projects. Be careful NOT to use your usual password on 'new' projects you find.
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Message 26857 - Posted: 29 Aug 2009, 0:38:33 UTC - in response to Message 26854.  

best thing to always use is if you have mcafee, use the siteadvisor add-on with ie and other browser... i had a trojan on one of my house computers b/c this redneck girl of my moms doesn't know what to click and not click.. i need to write a book for what not to click for redneck dummies.

no offense to any roughnecks/rednecks, girls.
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