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    CCleaner Hack Affects Millions: What You Should Know
    CCleaner Hack Affects Millions: What You Should Know | Fortune.com

    "Another day, another hack.

    A popular file-clean up program called CCleaner has become the latest known target of hackers after security researchers discovered that it had been compromised with a "backdoor." That backdoor would have allowed hackers to target unsuspecting users who thought that they had downloaded and were using the app from a legitimate source. Instead, CCleaner for a period of weeks was compromised and according to security researchers at Cisco Talos, hackers could have targeted users "for any number of malicious purposes."

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    Quote Originally Posted by userque View Post
    CCleaner Hack Affects Millions: What You Should Know
    CCleaner Hack Affects Millions: What You Should Know | Fortune.com

    "Another day, another hack.

    A popular file-clean up program called CCleaner has become the latest known target of hackers after security researchers discovered that it had been compromised with a "backdoor." That backdoor would have allowed hackers to target unsuspecting users who thought that they had downloaded and were using the app from a legitimate source. Instead, CCleaner for a period of weeks was compromised and according to security researchers at Cisco Talos, hackers could have targeted users "for any number of malicious purposes."

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    I deleted that program last week from 2 computers when I got the news. It's a shame it was a good product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nnuut View Post
    I deleted that program last week from 2 computers when I got the news. It's a shame it was a good product.
    I agree. I hadn't used the hacked version, luckily. But, I suspect that they'll probably be even more secure going forward, so I'll give them a bit before using them again.
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    I'm running a version previous to 5.33 of CCleaner on my Mac. I'll give a few weeks to pan out before upgrading to 5.34 which is supposed to address the problem. My Avira protection hasn't logged anything to date, but I'll run a full scan and pass on any findings.

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    I always used the FREE Version, give them time to straighten out this mess.
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