[Dshield] RPC exploit popup ad

John Hardin johnh at aproposretail.com
Thu Aug 14 23:25:55 GMT 2003


One of my users just stumbled across a popup ad on MSN that blanked the
screen and displayed a somewhat convincing "RPC failure, shutting down
in X seconds" countdown timer. The only thing that somewhat mitigated
the panic was a "click here" link in small type.

Advertisers are scum.

Here's the page if anybody's interested:


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