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Author Topic: News Article: YouTube Malware, The Easy Way  (Read 3523 times)

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News Article: YouTube Malware, The Easy Way
« on: September 14, 2008, 03:40:55 AM »
A new tool makes it easy for users to spread malware through YouTube.

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Cybercriminals are getting more and more business-like. The latest examples involve a tool that automates the creation of fake YouTube Web sites that can be used to deliver malware and password-cracking services for sale.

Panda Security said it has uncovered a tool circulating in underground hacking forums, dubbed YTFakeCreator, that enables anyone to easily create a fake YouTube page that surreptitiously installs a Trojan, virus, or adware on a visitor's computer, said Ryan Sherstobitoff, chief corporate evangelist of Panda Security.

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Re: News Article: YouTube Malware, The Easy Way
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2008, 07:46:38 AM »
"Fake youtube page"?

Does this mean a site that kinda looks like youtube, which users will then be tricked to via DNS poisoning, malformed URLs, javascript/flash redirection tricks etc.?
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Re: News Article: YouTube Malware, The Easy Way
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2008, 07:51:04 AM »
So, basically, it's another case of "Look at the URL before visiting"?

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Re: News Article: YouTube Malware, The Easy Way
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2008, 07:53:29 AM »
Hmm, I didn't read it that way, but it certainly makes sense. The article doesn't appear to make a direct statement either way, but I'm guessing you guys are right, which makes this exploit a lot less dangerous than I first suspected.

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Re: News Article: YouTube Malware, The Easy Way
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2008, 07:56:51 AM »
Wait, you don't read what you post?!?!?!?

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Re: News Article: YouTube Malware, The Easy Way
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2008, 08:12:46 AM »
He doesn't look at URLs before clicking, either :P
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Re: News Article: YouTube Malware, The Easy Way
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2008, 08:18:45 AM »
Wait, you don't read what you post?!?!?!?
Apparently you don't read what I post bitch :P
He doesn't look at URLs before clicking, either :P
Wha..?

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Re: News Article: YouTube Malware, The Easy Way
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2008, 08:25:23 AM »
He doesn't look at URLs before clicking, either :P
Wha..?
I'm in your computer, watching your pr0n. Be careful what you click next time!11!1! one one :P
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