Author Topic: Downloading 3rd Party OpenVPN Configs May Be Dangerous. Here’s Why.  (Read 44 times)

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By Lawrence Abrams


Call me a cynic, but one thing I have learned from the using the Internet is to double-check, if not triple-check, everything you download. So many downloads have malware, adware, and scripts that perform malicious activities on your computer that it has to be a requirement to thoroughly check a download before it's used.

This point is shown in research posted by Tenable reverse engineer Jacob Baines, where he shows how a normally harmless VPN configuration file can be used to open a backdoor on a computer that uses it.

full article here:https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/downloading-3rd-party-openvpn-configs-may-be-dangerous-here-s-why/
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