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Miscreants have created a Trojan that poses as a Google Chrome extension. Spammed messages attempt to dupe prospective marks into trying an add-on that "helps you better organise your documents received in your email". Interested parties are pointed towards a counterfeit Google Chrome Extensions page, which offers a malware …

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Say what?

Problem originates in a dodgy url in a dodgy email? Hard to have much sympathy for victims, then.

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Anonymous Coward

Trojan poses as Google Chrome extension

on Windows as expected. That is in case you might ask.

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Do I need new glasses or new assumptions?

I looked at where you said "Miscreants" had done this and I thought it said "Microsoft".

You know, the publishers of Miscreants Windugh, Miscreants Awfullest, and other software products comparable to Cushelle toilet paper. Used.

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.EXE?

I think you will find that's a Windows virus, not a Chrome one

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Durr !

Eponymous Coward,

Do you think that your average Chrome User will give a fuck which OS they are using ?

Or which programming school is responsible for letting them get their device pwned ?

It would appear that you Linii creeps still have a great deal to learn too.

ALF

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Given that, according to StatCounter, the Chrome/Chromium browser

now enjoys a worldwide market share of about 9 % (http://preview.tinyurl.com/2b5to5k ), it's hardly surprising that it's being targetted. Nor is it particularly surprising that it's being targetted on the least secure of the major operating systems....

Henri

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