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Google developer site being used to distribute malware

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"Google’s free code-hosting Web site for developers is being used to distribute malware, a security researcher said on Friday. Google Code is a place where programmers can host projects and code.

Along with the legitimate code are links to fake videos that direct users to download a missing codec, said Dave Marcus, director of security research for McAfee Avert Labs. The codecs turn out instead to be password-stealing Trojan horses and programs geared toward stealing financial information for identity fraud, he said. " – Content courtesy of McAfee: Google developer site being used to distribute malware | Security – CNET News

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