Google Chrome users who think they’re downloading a browser version of the Angry Birds-related Bad Piggies game could be in for a nasty surprise–just ask the 80,000 or more users who recently installed malicious Bad Piggies fakes directly from Google’s Chrome Web Store.
Geek.com refers readers to the Barracuda Labs Internet Security Blog, which details conclusions researchers made once they started pulling apart the real payload accompanying the scammy games:
The gang at College Humor has a knack for mashing up pop culture iconography into one zeitgeisty web short. Take, for example, Jersey Shore star Snooki’s entrance into the technology scene. What would Snooki’s emails to her unborn daughter look like? With a little help from Google Chrome, we get a pretty good idea. Read More
Google just released a faux-infommercial on YouTube supposedly hacked together by some Chrome engineers reading a script off their laptops, and well, the joint oozes geekiness.
The spot is for Chrome OS, Google’s new browser-based operating system. Two engineers sit at laptops bedecked with Google stickers. One of them starts talking about troubleshooting problems Read More