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    News - FileZilla FTP client doppelganger on the loose, stealing logins

    Malware writers modified the open source program, started bold new campaign.
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    Re: News - FileZilla FTP client doppelganger on the loose, stealing logins

    It is staggering how many people will type "download [softwarename]" into Google and hit the first result.

    I'd like to think this wouldn't happen to me, because I only ever download software from the sources confirmed by official website. I suppose that might be a little naive, but it's certainly a pretty good start.

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    Re: News - FileZilla FTP client doppelganger on the loose, stealing logins

    This is the sort of reason I always download using ninite.com

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    Re: News - FileZilla FTP client doppelganger on the loose, stealing logins

    Quote Originally Posted by ajax2061 View Post
    This is the sort of reason I always download using ninite.com
    Ninite is a pretty handy tool I agree.

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    Re: News - FileZilla FTP client doppelganger on the loose, stealing logins

    Quote Originally Posted by ajax2061 View Post
    This is the sort of reason I always download using ninite.com
    But what's to stop them (ninite) from (accidentally?) including one of those bad copies? Not slagging them off, ninite isn't something I've come across before, so I'm curious.

    Personally with this kind of thing I'd agree with Jim and prefer to go direct to the project's area.

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