Thursday, January 03, 2008

More on Ahmadinejad's Blog

Does Iran now use the Internet to harass Israeli citizens? To take advantage of the increasing Iranian-Israeli dialog online? If you do visit the blog, the first screen looks innocent:

But if you click on one of the links on the left side of the page (and you are coming from Israel), you get this alert from your firewall:

And here is what Norton Internet Security has to say about this alert:

Looking up IP address on DNSSTUFF clearly shows it is indeed an Iranian address. Here is the contact info for it:

“HTTP MS IE File DragDrop Embed Code”, according to Symantec is “an attempt to exploit a vulnerability in Internet Explorer […that] if combined with other vulnerabilities, […] could aid in execution of arbitrary code on the client computer”. Bad stuff.

Want to check this out yourself? Unless you are a security expert, don’t. If you understand the risk, and want to see for yourself, go to and click on Anyway, make sure all your defenses are up before you enter!


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