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Google Code discovered serving malware


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#1 KarstenHansen

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 11:43 AM

Google has removed malicious programs from its Google Code platform after Web firm zScaler said the company's servers were being used to serve malicious code.

With its size and breadth, Google's finding it harder than ever these days to live up to its founders pledge to "not be evil" - or, at least, not to aid those who are bent on being evil.

The latest example comes from Web security firm zScaler, which reported on its research blog Wednesday that it had discovered malicious programs being hosted and served from the Google Code Web site. A Google spokesman said that the company has removed the project hosting the malicious programs for violating its terms of service.

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 04:33 PM

I don't see this as a reflection on Google as long as they remove such things when they find them. What else can they do but that without discontinuing a valuable service altogether?

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 01:09 PM

There is such a thing as being too big to effectively police these things though but, Andrew has a point. If they find it quick enough when it does get past the defenses, no harm done
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Posted 05 September 2010 - 07:02 AM

IMHO I think google is trying just as hard as Microsoft building and developing security for us all. We have to watch for what they are trying to do with all this, namely making users MORE SECURE. To say, it's google and I dont want to use, no other reason, that is just plain stupid!

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 09:33 AM

With the resources that Google has I would like to see things like what has been reported taken care of in a more timely fashion. IMHO they should of found it and fixed it sooner.




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