[fyodor at insecure.org: C|Net Download.Com is now bundling Nmap with malware!]


Wed Dec 7 16:23:30 CST 2011


Fyodor wrote:
> switched their Nmap downloads back to our real installer.  At least
> for now.  But that isn't enough--they are still infecting the
> installers for thousands of other packages!  

I am sorry about these problems, it is unacceptable.

Sourceforge, at least a year or 2 ago, did something that was only slightly less unacceptable. They had (or still have?) ads that would display when you click a donwload link at some site, say http://www.clamwin.com/content/view/18/46/

In this example (and clamwin had no part in that) the redirect of the download link would show an add for another virus scanner (but in fact it was malware, or, so broken it'd behave like malware). I know of actual cases where someone accidentally downloaded the software from the add, and messed up their computer.

So much for pointing them to a free virus scanner...

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