Can we get infected by copying & pasting
Posted on 2016-09-05
I used to download PDF & html pages & have several cases where there's
Adobe exploits & HTML infected pages.
If I'm browsing the Internet on a Linux desktop & do copy of the html or
PDF pages & then paste it into my Windows Word doc, will my Windows
Word doc get infected from the pasting?
It's not crucial if the Linux is infected, so long as my Windows PC is not.
I know of test virus files containing special characters that just by
pasting, we could pass the test 'malicious characters' over but will
such transmission of malware happen with actual malwares if being
copy & pasted?