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Opera web browser 'hacked'


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#1 Darktune

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 09:27 AM

Not sure if you guys heard about this but apparently the web browser Opera was 'hacked' the other day and the 'hacker' got away with an old unused Opera code signing certificate.

 

here is a news report but you can google this and it'll come up.

 

 

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Opera-Hacked-Attackers-Steal-Code-Signing-Certificate-and-Use-it-to-Sign-Malware-363673.shtml

 

 

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 02:52 AM

I was thinking of installing Opera Mail. Now I would stay away from Opera.



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 02:57 AM

:thumbup2: Best to stay away until they fix their problem


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:01 AM

Already been fixed.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:06 AM

Did they find out if any user information had be compromised?

 

Last time i checked they were unsure

 

 

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:10 AM

That I don't know.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 06:47 PM

Our systems have been cleaned and there is no evidence of any user data being compromised. We are working with the relevant authorities to investigate its source and any potential further extent. We will let you know if there are any developments...Users are strongly urged to update to the latest version of Opera as soon as it is available

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Opera 15 released July 2, 2013
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Posted 03 July 2013 - 02:25 AM

Thank you for that Quietman7

 

 

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 07:09 AM

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:26 AM

By the way, as a long time Opera user, Opera 15 is unrecognizable as an Opera interface. Until they add more plug-in operability I won't be using it as my daily driver.

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