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Offline fgewrvefwgw

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IP grabber
« on: May 30, 2022, 03:18:42 PM »
Hey, the other day someone sent me a malicious link, which I was dumb enough to open. Avast blocked it immediately, I blocked the person that sent it, googled the site itself, and it turned out to be an IP grabber. So like.. was my IP grabbed, or do I thank Avast on that one?
Sorry for the dumb question, never really had it happened to me before. Thanks in advance.

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Re: IP grabber
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2022, 03:36:57 PM »
Hi, as Avast blocked it, nothing to worry about.
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Re: IP grabber
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2022, 03:52:20 PM »
cool, thanks for replying!

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Re: IP grabber
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2022, 03:56:53 PM »
You're welcome.
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Re: IP grabber
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2022, 12:33:55 PM »
Good avast blocked it and you are out of harm's way.

Grabbers in combination with anti-public lists can also be abused to compromise your mail account for instance.
Never use something that could be known to any outside party, change log-in particulars  regularly or use 2FA.
Be aware of weak PHP and weak cgi etc.

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