Fake Porn Grabbers Snag Nothing But Malware

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Hm - not so much a "porn success" as a "porn fail".

I find it rather interesting that in the wake of the recent hunt for individuals caught sharing pornography via P2P applications that many programs such as these are suddenly appearing on forum links, downloads and chat rooms:

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"Porn Downloader", which for all the World looks like it's made to look like some kind of primitive P2P application, even though the program is designed to let you select a file for download from a website then manually grab it - so not quite the same thing.

The similarity is still striking, especially as the above fake application would be 100% pointless if it were real - why would you use a program like that to download something when you would (logically enough) simply right click and save as? It goes without saying that the program is a fake, designed to be wrapped up with whatever virus, worm or trojan the attacker feels like.

Here's another one, this time claiming to grab you lots and lots of free passwords from paid-for porn sites:

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Despite the password / login box, you can enter anything you like - or nothing at all - and be taken straight to the application proper.

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"If no accounts show up please try again later" - well, you'll probably be too busy trying to remove whatever infection file has been bound to the fake application to care (not that the program gives you any logins - it doesn't).

As usual, steer clear and think twice before grabbing programs such as the above. If the legal letter slingers don't get you, the infection files will...

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