Unfortunately while it may have opened our eyes to the implicit trust we give vendors, ultimately there's very little we can do about it. We're dependent on them to properly secure their own network and what they distribute. It's especially embarrassing for Avast who's mantra is keeping us safe and secure online. CCleaner today but who knows what else could be compromised; who's to say we don't see malware-laden Windows updates in the future, and all we can do is cross our fingers and hope.Yes, of course I am not happy with what happened, but it will open our eyes for some time ....... after a while we will all be back in our comfortable zone.
Good point indeed! I was a CCleaner user, but the x64 version so dodged the bullet. Dumped it and switched to Wise Care 365 insteadToo much paranoia and fear, understandable from Average Joe with limited security skills, more facepalming from those skilled enough.
If you have a decent knowledge and skill about security, you won't even be bothered, you would knew that this will not affect you much.
However this kind of attack prove that if you are targeted, you have very few chances to prevent damages.
According to them, no (see post #70): Announcement: Security Notification for CCleaner v5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191 for 32-bit Windows users - Page 4 - CCleaner Discussion - Piriform Community ForumsSo likely, other Piriform software was affected too.
I suspect this happens all of the time and is ongoing but most of the time undiscovered. For example in the Hacker Deterrent thread it was appearing like Trend Micro's update process was hijacked.I would not say "I'm glad this has happened" but it does remind us the need to remain educated and vigilant about what we allow on our PC's and Mobile devices.
Unfortunately this is not the first and probably won't be the last incident such as this.
Obviously all incidents aren't the same but I am speaking in general terms.
Equifax now the SEC.. The HBO hack seems to be attributed to CCleaner as HBO used CCleaner Cloud and the exact time GoT episode got leaked was when this CCleaner crap was happening. Coincidental? Doubt it.I ticked "Other"... I remember Sony, HBO... Avast had its forum cracked... The Democrats' email server... I think too many people are scared of a little paranoia in their professional lives.
................................. How?1). They (Axiom) had FTP credentials to upload the malware to the CCleaner server,
2). They had access to credentials to sign it,
It's not necessary at all. I care about a lot about security not and never been even the slightest bit paranoid. I don't use CCleaner personally, but if I did and had installed the compromised version, I would have just updated to the new clean version, and not worried.We're here and on Wilders discussing security. Paranoia is a necessary qualification.