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Experts Closing In On Google Attack Coders 141

Posted by samzenpus
from the sniff-them-out dept.
ancientribe writes "The targeted attacks out of China that hit Google, Adobe, and other US organizations are still ongoing and have affected many more companies than the original 20 to 30 reported. Security experts now say they are getting closer to identifying the author or authors of the malware used to breach Google and other organizations."
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Experts Closing In On Google Attack Coders

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  • Re:Propaganda (Score:5, Informative)

    by DeadboltX (751907) on Thursday February 11, 2010 @01:10AM (#31095994)
    Sounds to me like you're the propaganda machine here. There is nothing new or shocking about U.S. export laws preventing companies like google from offering certain types of services or software to certain countries.
  • Re:Propaganda (Score:5, Informative)

    by ahabswhale (1189519) on Thursday February 11, 2010 @01:10AM (#31095998)

    Apparently you're too stupid to read the article YOU linked. They are not permitted to allow countries like Syria and Iran to download their apps to comply with US law. Given that they're a US based company, what the fuck do you expect them to do?

    You need to work a lot harder than that to prove propaganda.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 11, 2010 @02:52AM (#31096576)

    Not that unknown. If I remember correctly, they present at BlackHat every year and have published several books.

  • Re:Propaganda (Score:4, Informative)

    by michaelmuffin (1149499) on Thursday February 11, 2010 @02:57AM (#31096600)
    pbs (and npr) is increasingly funded by corporate underwriting. i would certainly consider the pbs underwriting system to be paid advertising. in addition to corporate funding, pbs is brought to you in part by the corporation for public broadcasting [wikipedia.org], which is indeed federally funded
  • Re:Propaganda (Score:5, Informative)

    by Metal_Militia (1201049) on Thursday February 11, 2010 @05:19AM (#31097292)

    *Chromium* runs on Linux. Chrome doesn't exist for Linux.

    http://www.google.com/chrome?platform=linux [google.com] Seems official Chrome to me (at least is what the package says).

  • by MichaelCrawford (610140) on Thursday February 11, 2010 @06:19AM (#31097586) Homepage Journal
    What I meant was that I didn't permit regular users to write into Program Files. My problem was that quite a few of the applications I had installed expected to be able to write into their own installation folders. Even Microsoft is an offender - one has to be an Administrator to run the Visual Studio debugger. I don't see why that should be necessary, unless one is debugging a Service. If one is debugging a non-Administrative executable, Administrative priveliges shouldn't be necessary at all.
  • Chinese "Echelon" (Score:4, Informative)

    by Max_W (812974) on Thursday February 11, 2010 @06:19AM (#31097592)

    Some states do use secret "Echelon" system to break into private and other states' communication systems. Yes, supposedly and by a self-proclamation these are the "good guys".

    Is it a feasible international framework that if one feels himself to be a "good guy" he can eavesdrop on electronic systems? But if he looks like a bad guy, speaks in some exotic ethnic language, then it is a condemnable behavior.

    But to Chinese and other Asian people we look like strange exotic humans. There is even a word for European-like people in Asia - "long-noses". And when one lives there it feels exactly this: being a "long nose" among normal people.

    So they know that good guys eavesdrop on them with an "Echelon" and keep silence philosophically, but when they try to get some info via eavesdropping a commercial company "Google", it causes a global panic. Or do I get it wrongly?

    Maybe it makes sense to lead by an example?

  • Re:Propaganda (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 11, 2010 @10:34AM (#31099314)

    Are you by any chance accessing the site using Windows? Hmm maybe Google did this little thing called a user agent lookup and perhaps to make it easier for their users, they have it automatically hit the site compatible with the accessing OS. You sir are a moron.

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