What Do You Think About What Happened With CCleaner And Other Software Programs?

  • We Know, But This Is Too Much Drama

  • From Time To Time We Need Something Like This To Open Our Eyes

  • I'm Glad This Has Happened Because We Trust Too Many Vendors (It is not important which company is)

  • Too Much Information From Too Many Tech Sites (But Nothing Good And Or Specific)

  • Other (Please Explain Your Opinion Below In Comments)

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cruelsister

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................................. How?
Both ftp credentials and Private keys are stored on a system and if they are not protected can be gathered by malware just like anything else. August and a modified Hawkeye credential stealer are really good.

However in the case of Piriform consider what was occurring at the company- it was going to be taken over by Avast, and I'm certain various employees were concerned about Downsizing (getting fired). So when you have a Blackhat group with limitless resources they can easily make a nervous employee a Offer They Can't Refuse ("How about 5 years salary for a little information").

Blackhat Rule #43- when you don't feel like coding, bribe.
 

Daljeet

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I'm Glad This Has Happened Because We Trust Too Many Vendors
This incident educate me

Update: After i heard this news i check my cleaner version it is up-to-date. I download a infected file from @L S link. He is sharing with other members i download the particular file in my computer (Downloads). Bitdefender failed to detect this file from my system because "malware was signed using a valid digital certificate".
 
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L S

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I'm Glad This Has Happened Because We Trust Too Many Vendors
This incident educate me

Update: After i heard this news i check my cleaner version it is up-to-date. I download a infected file from @L S link. He is sharing with other members i download the particular file in my computer (Downloads). Bitdefender failed to detect this file from my system because "malware was signed using a valid digital certificate".
....... And it's in one way '' Scary '' ....... (after all this time - I mean) .......
 
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Behold Eck

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Under the right circumstances this could happen to any soft including your beloved AV and just think of the access it has to the system.

Though no need(yet) to run out the door and into the street with arms outstretched screaming"They`re here already" "They`re among us now" when the next update sorts it out.

A good ole kick in the pants is needed everynow and again to shake up things up a bit, I just hope the person who stumbled on it gets the full recognition for it.

Regards Eck:)
 

Slyguy

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................................. How?

"Paranoia is only heightened awareness."

"There is no such thing as Paranoia. Your worst fears can come true at any moment." (Hunter S. Thompson)

We're here and on Wilders discussing security. Paranoia is a necessary qualification.
The IT Firm I work at actively hires paranoid people. According to many in the field, if you aren't paranoid you probably aren't a good IT person.

I work around some of the most paranoid engineers ever. To levels most people couldn't fathom in how they handle their own data and networks.