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Re: PSA: CCleaner recently compromised




On Mon Apr 23 2018 15:36:35 GMT-0400 (Eastern Standard Time), rebro
<rebro@domain.invalid> wrote:
> Am 23.04.2018 um 20:34 schrieb Sailfish:
>> REF: 
>> https://www.wired.com/story/inside-the-unnerving-supply-chain-attack-that-corrupted-ccleaner/ 
>>
>>
>> [excerpt quote=\"
>> In September, security researchers at Cisco Talos and Morphisec made a 
>> worst nightmare-type disclosure: the ubiquitous computer cleanup tool 
>> CCleaner had been compromised by hackers for more than a month. The 
>> software updates users were downloading from CCleaner owner Avast—a 
>> security company itself—had been tainted with a malware backdoor. The 
>> incident exposed millions of computers and reinforced the threat of 
>> so-called digital supply chain attacks, situations where trusted, widely 
>> distributed software is actually infected by malicious code.
>> \" /]

> Your excerpt does not mention that from the beginning on it was quite 
> clear that 64-bit systems were not in danger of being affected.

Or that it was 7+ MONTHS ago (in other words, old news).
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