Scheme preys on people who mistype 'Google.com'

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  1. MIG-31

    MIG-31 Old time Member.. Staff Member

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    Security researchers have discovered an attack aimed at would-be visitors to Google.com, one that attempts to download malicious programs onto the computers of people who simply mistype the search giant's Web address.

    According to security specialist F-Secure, unsuspecting Web surfers may be bombarded with various types of Trojan horse threats,spyware and backdoors when they go to "Googkle.com." The scheme is meant to take advantage of sloppy or hurried typists, given that on most keyboards the letter "k" key sits next to the "l" needed to type "Google."
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  2. No_Style

    No_Style Styleless Wonder

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    Haha~ Too bad I type "g <search word>" in the address bar for both Maxthon and Opera which sends me to Google :D
     
  3. Dawnrazor

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    With FirefoxI don't have to go to Google, it's right there in the toolbar ;)
     
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    *sigh* Nobody knows the word "upload" anymore.
     
  5. RIV@NVX

    RIV@NVX Freedom is a feature.

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    /me thinks how cool would it be to upload malicious software on some websites...

    So true in a way, but RIAA attacks file sharing, which includes both upload and download.
     

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