Monday, May 02, 2005

Careful when you Google

“A malicious website is preying on people who mistype Google into their Web browsers.”

Anyone who accidentally types “” [do NOT attempt this - Ed], an easy-to hit misspelling of the domain name, will find themselves on the receiving end of a nasty cyber-jacking, or “Google-jacking” as perhaps it should be more accurately termed.
The site will automatically install a wide range of malware on to the user’s computer, mostly Trojan-based backdoors, proxies, downloaders, and droppers. Adding insult to digital injury, it also infects a PC with adware. The website will infect Windows PCs using any browser, so this is not simply a problem for Internet Explorer users.



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