Tagged: Malware

Internet browser users are going to have to deal with a new threat soon and it’s not related to JavaScript. There is an unusual vulnerability in some Mozilla products (including Firefox) that run on the Gecko engine. This vulnerability allows for malware writers to detect key strokes even when Javascript is disabled.
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C|Net Download.Com is now bundling Nmap with malware! |Nmap Hackers.

Thanks Ken for this link, it appears that folks using this service are just now catching on to what alot that did computer work in the industry have know for sometime now.  AVOID download.com downloads as they are being packed with all kind of NASTIES!!

This I’m certain will NOT be the last article we will be covering on this subject.

Update 12.07.2011 – Well again Ken’s ahead of the curve on this one.  Now this story is hitting the main stream more sources are reporting on it..  Sophos |Naked Security, Network World and the Register all have articles reporting more details on this issue now as well.

Update 12.09.2011Download.com has issued an apology for Bundling.  Download.com and Cnet are both part of CBS Interactive.  Investigators state they may have cleaned up the NMAP download, but not other downloads.  The trojan still exists in those.  Source: Net-Security, H-Online