Hackers crack secret Google malware search codes

by admin July 24, 2006 at 9:40 am

Be afraid, be very afraid

Hidden malware search capabilities within Google which were reserved for antivirus and security research firms just weeks ago have been cracked by hackers, according to security industry sources.

The key to finding malware in Google lies in having the signature for the specific malware program, according to researchers from enterprise IT security firm Secure Computing.

However, the company reported that these previously hidden search capabilities have recently fallen into the hands of hackers.

“Why bother creating a new virus, worm or Trojan when you can simply find one and download it using Google?” said Paul Henry, vice president of strategic accounts at Secure Computing.

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