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Windows 7: Hackers Booby Trap uTorrent Downloads with Malware

14 Sep 2011   #1
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Hackers Booby Trap uTorrent Downloads with Malware

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Ruh-roh Shaggy, peer-to-peer file sharing just became a little more dangerous. Hackers up to no good (and no, those two don't always go hand-in-hand) set their sights on BitTorrent.com and uTorrent.com, sneaking in the back and replacing legitimate downloads with tainted copies brimming with malware.
Read more at: Maximum PC | Hackers Booby Trap uTorrent Downloads with Malware

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14 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
"You throw the dice and you take your chances."

There is always the risk that anything you download may have been booby-trapped.

Even an "invulnerable" Linux repository has been hacked recently.
Hackers break into Linux Foundation | ZDNet
Some Linux Foundation crack attack details emerge | ZDNet

"You throw the dice and you take your chances."
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21 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Brilliant post, I have been infected yesterday. I must say, "COMODO Firewall" is brilliant.
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