YouTube can be dangerous place for porn seekers

May 22, 2009

YouTube is becoming a dangerous place to search for porn.******Anti-virus company PandaLabs reports on its research blog that hackers have riddled the site with links to malicious software. The scheme works like this: Porn seekers searching the YouTube site for terms including Latina, kinky, girl, porn, sex and the names of popular porn stars are directed to another site, called PornTube 2.0. It looks like a legitimate video web site, according to PandaLabs, but is actually riddled with malicious software that can steal credit card data, passwords, install spyware and also attempts to sell users of infected PCs fake anti-virus programs.******Just so you know…

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I believe these links are also showing up on other media download sites, and especially blogs where inserting some javascript and links is oh so easy. I know because I found two such pages on Windows Live hosted blogs. I was searching for video content on the “Ida” fossil/prehistoric ancestor find. I discovered a “Gretchen’s Place (space) and another called the same with first female name changed. I listed source and it was loaded with trojans and other malicious software links. It had a video window just like a youtube. I pressed play, it said downloading software for playing HD video, and boom. I caught a trojan undetected by AV program. I’ve seen 3 different clients with same.

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