Friday, April 29, 2005

Google Typo Crashes Systems

Google Typo Crashes Systems: "Spyware authors and phishing fraudsters yanked an old scam out of the playbook Wednesday by directing malicious code at Internet users who may be prone to typing or spelling deficiencies, according to security researchers.
Finnish security firm F-Secure said they discovered an attack aimed at Web surfers attempting to land on Google's homepage, but who may have mistyped the Web address.
Internet users who punch in 'Googkle.com' are treated to a host malicious code, as the computer gets slammed with a heap of the unwanted software that is automatically downloaded and installed. The malware includes: Trojan droppers, Trojan downloaders, backdoors, a proxy Trojan and a spying Trojan. A few adware-related files are also installed, the firm said. "
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