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danrok 23rd May, 2009 03:35 PM

'Gumblar' PC virus targets Google users, warn experts
 
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A computer virus that targets Google users is mutating rapidly, turning it into what some are calling the biggest threat to online security today.

The worm, known as Gumblar, attacks computers through vulnerabilities in some version of Adobe's PDF reader and Flash player software. Once it infects a victim's PC, it silently redirects the user's Google search results to sites that download more malware onto the machine or allow criminals to conduct "phishing" attacks to steal login details for banking, social networking and websites.
'Gumblar' PC virus is targeting Google users, warn experts | Technology | guardian.co.uk

Daniel ~ 26th May, 2009 06:43 PM

This sounds ugly enough to bear watching!


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