Malware authors target Google Chrome

Posted by phsolide on Apr 22, 2011 11:13 PM EDT
ZDNet; By Ed Bott
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Ultimate Windows Guy Ed Bott, based on a tip from a Silverlight developer, "discovers" that Google can serve up links that deliver social engineering attacks to Chrome-on-Windows users.

ZOMG! Winodws users who run Chrome might have social engineering attacks directed at them!

I assume that this is a Windows Fanboy attempt at subtlely implying that: (A) Google serves up malware and (B) Even foreign, non-Microsoft browsers are as messed up as Internet Explorer is in terms of security.

This attempt at disinformation fails because Bott writes that he was tipped off by a Silverlight developer, implying some degree of Microsoft complicity. Also, the best he can come up with is a social engineering attack, rather than something serious like drive-by downloads, installing a dodgy Browser Helper Object or some other automatic machine-subverting attack.

All Ed Bott misses is "binging" for the same weird-beard search time, and not getting any malware at all, combined with a nudge-nudge, wink-wink deprecating remark about Google not only causing "Search Overload" but also deliberately vending malware.

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