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Yet another hack.

Pete11
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Yet another hack.

Anyone seen this?...

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2017/09/18/ccleaner-cybersecurity-app-infected-with-back...

 

Look out CCleaner users. Shocked

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Re: Yet another hack.

Some points to note from the text of that linky...


CCleaner   has been hacked... The version is...

CCleaner 5.33

 

Further investigation found the CCleaner download server was hosting the backdoored app as far back as September 11.

 

However.......

 

the affected version was released on August 15,

but on September 12 an untainted version 5.34 was released.

 

Further reading produces this.......

 

Paul Yung, vice president of product at Piriform, wrote in a post Monday: "Based on further analysis, we found that

 

the 5.33.6162 version of CCleaner

 

and the 1.07.3191 version of CCleaner Cloud

 

was illegally modified before it was released to the public,

 

 

The write up ends with this note.......

 

For now, any concerned users should head to the Piriform website to download the latest software.

 

Of course, ... seems logical....

however...

it`s a bit worrying about all the software companies, urging us to keep our stuff updated to make sure it is secure... and then this kind of thing happens...

One assumes, therefore, that having been notified of this kind of action, all software suppliers will be more diligent in checking their stuff before allowing it on to the public domain.

 

Personally, I don`t think my version is affected.... it was downloaded in 2014... and is listed as vers 5.01.5075  it still works and so does my computer !

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Re: Yet another hack.

Having read that article, I have just scanned my machine with an up-to-date Malwarebytes in safe mode, and it found nothing.

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Re: Yet another hack.

Nothing is safe anymore, we might as well all disconnect and revert to smoke signals lol

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Pete11
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Re: Yet another hack.

it was the version number for the reason I posted it, just in case anyone was running an 'iffy' version.

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Re: Yet another hack.

It's always been 'iffy' in my view.

A program that cleans up the PC but couldn't accurately identify my browser? Yeah right Funny

I must have been really bad in a previous life. This is my 3rd ISP in a row that uses lithium.
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Re: Yet another hack.

easy check to see if you have it Thumbs Up

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/how-to/security/ccleaner-malware-incident-what-you-need-to-know-and...

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Re: Yet another hack.


shutter wrote:

Personally, I don`t think my version is affected.... it was downloaded in 2014... and is listed as vers 5.01.5075  it still works and so does my computer !


Yes I take the sensible view with most of my software. If it does the job I want it to then I never update it. Why would I?

I have CC v4,19.