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Google Chrome reports php.net has malware

  Google Chrome is reporting that the official PHP site, php.net contains malware that can harm your computer. Google Chrome usually is correct about identifying infected websites or websites that may harm visitor’s computers, but this time it’s hard to believe. Typing php.net in Chrome flashes a warning message that says ‘Malware Ahead! The website
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Pwnium Chrome hackers exploited 16 zero-day vulnerabilities

Google Chrome hackers used a total of 16 zero-day vulnerabilities to crack the browser at the inaugural “Pwnium” hacking contest and win $120,000. View full post on Techworld.com security

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Google Releases Chrome 19 Stable; Enabled, In Part, by Security Bug Bounties (May 16, 2012)

Google has released Chrome 19, the newest stable version of its browser…….
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Trend Micro Warns of Trojan Posing as Chrome Installer

The malware, identified as TSPY_BANKER.EUIQ, redirects users to spoofed banking Web sites.
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PCAdvisor: Good news – New V8 Tech Gives Chrome an Extra Shot of Speed http://t.co/8RtYomkr

PCAdvisor: Good news — New V8 Tech Gives Chrome an Extra Shot of Speed http://t.co/8RtYomkr
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Google details Chrome browser security-testing technology

Since late last year, Google has been using an industrial-strength testing system to identify, analyze and fix security holes in its Chrome browser, helping it significantly cut down on the number of vulnerabilities that slip through to the most recent version product in production.Google details Chrome browser security-testing technology, Blog, Technology, Google, details., Chrome, Browser, securitytesting

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Google Chrome Browser Tabs Can Travel From Device to Device

Tabs opened in the Google Chrome browser will soon travel with the user to other devices so long as the user is signed in, according to a company blog post.

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Google’s Chrome Web store used to spread malware

Crooks have found a new venue to push malware: the official Google Chrome Web Store. It was recently used to hawk Chrome browser extensions secretly hijacking users’ Facebook profiles.

According to Kaspersky Lab expert Fabio Assolini, one malicious extension hosted on Google’s own servers contained hidden code that “can gain complete control” of the user’s Facebook profile. The extension then used that access to spread malicious messages and register Facebook Likes for certain items, also inviting fellow users to install it. The same operators advertised a service that delivered Likes of companies looking to promote their profiles. It costs about $27 per 1,000 Likes.

The company distributing this malicious extension was unnamed in the report as was the specific app. Assolini said Google personnel removed the malicious extension shortly after Kaspersky reported it to them. “But we noted the bad guys behind this malicious scheme are uploading new extensions regularly, in a cat and mouse game,” he warned. He didn’t elaborate on the number of extensions or how long he’s been observing them other than to say the malicious app Kaspersky discovered had 932 users.

Over the past few years, the openness of Google’s Android Market has represented one of the more conspicuous ways its users are attacked. As the software equivalent of a Wikipedia-like bazaar to which anyone may contribute, it has repeatedly been seeded with applications that take liberties with end users’ phones and data. Kaspersky’s report suggests similar attacks are exploiting Google’s Chrome Web Store.

“It is against the Chrome Web Store Content Policies to distribute malware,” a Google spokesman wrote in an email. “When we detect items containing malware or learn of them through reports, we remove them from the Chrome Web Store and from active Chrome instances. We’ve already removed several of these extensions, and we are improving our automated systems to help detect them even faster.”

Last month, Google unveiled a cloud-based service called Bouncer that scours the Android Market for malicious smartphone apps.

Article source: http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2012/03/googles-chome-web-store-used-to-spread-malware.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss

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Google’s Chrome Web store used to spread malware

Crooks have found a new venue to push malware: the official Google Chrome Web Store. It was recently used to hawk Chrome browser extensions secretly hijacking users’ Facebook profiles.

According to Kaspersky Lab expert Fabio Assolini, one malicious extension hosted on Google’s own servers contained hidden code that “can gain complete control” of the user’s Facebook profile. The extension then used that access to spread malicious messages and register Facebook Likes for certain items, also inviting fellow users to install it. The same operators advertised a service that delivered Likes of companies looking to promote their profiles. It costs about $27 per 1,000 Likes.

The company distributing this malicious extension was unnamed in the report as was the specific app. Assolini said Google personnel removed the malicious extension shortly after Kaspersky reported it to them. “But we noted the bad guys behind this malicious scheme are uploading new extensions regularly, in a cat and mouse game,” he warned. He didn’t elaborate on the number of extensions or how long he’s been observing them other than to say the malicious app Kaspersky discovered had 932 users.

Over the past few years, the openness of Google’s Android Market has represented one of the more conspicuous ways its users are attacked. As the software equivalent of a Wikipedia-like bazaar to which anyone may contribute, it has repeatedly been seeded with applications that take liberties with end users’ phones and data. Kaspersky’s report suggests similar attacks are exploiting Google’s Chrome Web Store.

“It is against the Chrome Web Store Content Policies to distribute malware,” a Google spokesman wrote in an email. “When we detect items containing malware or learn of them through reports, we remove them from the Chrome Web Store and from active Chrome instances. We’ve already removed several of these extensions, and we are improving our automated systems to help detect them even faster.”

Last month, Google unveiled a cloud-based service called Bouncer that scours the Android Market for malicious smartphone apps.

Article source: http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2012/03/googles-chome-web-store-used-to-spread-malware.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss

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Chrome extensions malware hijacks Facebook profiles

Kaspersky Lab has found malware-laden Chrome extensions, along with a criminal gang playing cat and mouse with Google by releasing several variations of its wares.

The attacks manifest as suggestions to download Facebook apps. Those apps are, alas, not real. Instead they are malware and, in one case, a malware-laden Chrome extension hosted in Google’s very own Chrome Web Store.

The malware pretends to be a Flash Player installer but instead downloads a Trojan which writes messages to a victim’s Facebook profile and automatically Likes certain pages.

The former activity contains an alluring message suggesting your Friends download the same malware. The auto-Liking behaviour is part of a pay-per-Like scheme that helps the criminals to cash in.

Variations on this attack have been around for a few weeks now, Kaspersky says, but is so far largely confined to Brazil and other Portuguese-speaking nations.

Google is pulling the malware as fast as the criminals can sneak new variants into the Chrome Web Store.

Researcher Fabio Assolini suggests: “Be careful when using Facebook. And think twice before installing a Google Chrome extension.” ®

Article source: http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2012/03/25/chrome_web_store_malware_hijacks_facebook_profiles/

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