• @gerryflap@feddit.nl
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    Seems like a good idea to put that there. People who know what they’re doing won’t be bothered by it, but it might save a few people from getting hacked

    • @Blackmist@feddit.uk
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      2913 days ago

      Yeah, but when a man really wants to see some Instagram models private nudes, he’ll ignore all those warnings and then some.

      You see it all the time with banking, where somebody has literally had the bank ring them up to ask them if they really know the person they’re sending money to, and that they think they’re being scammed, and they push on regardless getting angry with the bank, only to be all surprise Pikachu in the papers when they are, unsurprisingly enough, scammed.

      • @limelight79@lemm.ee
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        Years ago, when one of those emails with the malicious links was going around (I forget which one), one of our coworkers clicked on it. This one promised pictures of cute kittens. She later said she knew it was fake, but she was hoping she’d still get to see the picture of the kittens…

        • @Thavron@lemmy.ca
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          111 days ago

          Honestly if you’re going to scam someone with the promise of cute kitten pictures, you could at least look up some pictures.

      • @lagomorphlecture@lemm.ee
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        813 days ago

        When the cashier at Walmart gets all concerned and asks why you need 50 iTunes gift cards you should stop and think for a second.

  • @ElectricMoose@lemmy.world
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    7013 days ago

    Hacker: That’s ok, we don’t want you to paste stuff in there, we just want you to send us your cookies. It’s not like you’re eating them anyway…

  • glibg10b
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    3414 days ago

    Firefox has a built-in warning against pasting. I think Chromium too. I don’t think they warn about account theft, though.

      • glibg10b
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        2913 days ago

        Firefox as well:

        ⚠️ Scam Warning: Take care when pasting things you don’t understand. This could allow attackers to steal your identity or take control of your computer. Please type ‘allow pasting’ below (no need to press enter) to allow pasting.

        • @Oszilloraptor@feddit.de
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          613 days ago

          Honestly, a Modulo-Captcha wouldn’t be that bad of an idea?

          Sure, it’s not really “non-dev-proof”; but I guess a simple “To enable pasting, please type result to the following formula: 5%3” would at least stop some people that will glady ignore the warning because obviously nobody wants to let you hack other Facebook accounts, but those guys told me it’s fine - but will already be confused and then feel smart by entering 0.15 because 5% of 3 is 0.15 … and wonder why it doesn’t work

          • @bamboo@lemmy.blahaj.zone
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            1013 days ago

            Before you try to enable enable vim mode in Obsidian, you’re prompted to show you know how to exit vim before continuing.

      • glibg10b
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        JavaScript can be used to get your password (if you enter it somewhere after pasting) or a session token, which gives an attacker temporary access to your account, unless a website is designed well enough to suspect that the attacker is not you.

      • Black616Angel
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        Now what most people don’t know is that websites can insert arbitrary text when you copy stuff of them. A malicious site will abuse that.

        It works like that:

        You follow a tutorial online or search for a code snippet. You copy some code/said snippet and paste it into a terminal or the browser command line. This copied text is altered by the site to be a one line command to install malware or grab passwords or cookies. All of that is followed by a line break and maybe your real command to lower suspicion.

        Some of the terminal or browser shells interpret a line break in the copied text as enter which then executes the command.

        To prevent that, get a shell, that doesn’t just execute what you paste (fish shell) or a terminal program, that warns you about line breaks (Moba xterm).
        And please check text from unknown sites before pasting it into a program that may execute it right away. (Just paste it into a text editor or look at your clipboard manager like Win+V in windows)

    • Kerb
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      they even straight up disable pasting until you reenable it.

      and both browsers warned about identity theft in the error message when i tried it.

  • KSP Atlas
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    1513 days ago

    Lots of sites have this, I’d assume its common security practice for large sites where scammers are aplenty