Virus Writers Taint Google Ad Links - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Security | Computer, Devices, Software and Systems > Viruses, Spyware and Malware
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-26-2007, 08:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Osiris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 36,817
Send a message via ICQ to Osiris Send a message via AIM to Osiris Send a message via MSN to Osiris Send a message via Yahoo to Osiris
Default Virus Writers Taint Google Ad Links

Virus Writers Taint Google Ad Links
According to a report from Exploit Prevention Labs, virus authors had been exploiting Google's sponsored links to infect computer users with malicious software if they clicked on the ad links. Google says they have taken down the offending links.

The top sponsored links that showed up earlier this week when users searched for "BBB," "BBBonline" or "Cars.com" appeared to direct visitors to those sites, they initially would route people who clicked on the ads through an intermediate site. The intermediate site attempted to exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows to silently install software designed to steal passwords and other sensitive information from infected PCs.

Virus Writers Taint Google Ad Links - Security Fix
__________________
Osiris is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Will Google Ever Finish Anything....? Oreo Off Topic Discussion 24 04-04-2008 10:59 AM
Google Desktop Goes Mac Osiris Apple and Mac 1 04-06-2007 01:18 PM
Proof Of Concept Virus For iPods Running Linux Osiris Linux and Open Source 0 04-06-2007 12:57 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.