[funsec] "Fortinet: Beware of Google's Blogger" (C|Net)
paul at vix.com
Fri Mar 16 15:10:08 CDT 2007
Surfing Google's Blogger Web site is dangerous, warns Fortinet. Several of the
blogs on the site have been taken over by miscreants and redirect to phishing
Web sites or try to load malicious software onto PCs, the security firm said
in an alert Wednesday.
In one example a Blogger blog redirects to what appears to be an online
pharmacy, but is in fact a site hosted in China that's part of a scam to trick
people into giving up personal details and financial information, Fortinet
In another example, a blog site that appears to belong to a Honda CR450
enthusiast actually tries to install a Trojan horse, Fortinet said. The blog
likely was hacked, Fortinet said.
But while these examples may be real in that the blogs are malicious, Blogger
wasn't hacked, according to Google.
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