post Trojan poses as Google

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title: Trojan poses as Google Toolbar | The Register
author: Steven
date: 2006-07-21 08:11:46
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	Trojan poses as Google Toolbar | The Register 


	You know, every time I see things like the article above, I am happy that I do not use Windows. The amount of sheer vandalism (yes, that is how I see viruses, spyware, and trojans) rampant on the internet is amazing.


	I surf along in my UNIX-based MacOSX or Ubuntu bubble most often. So, I don't encounter most of it. The occasional pop-up or annoying flash ad not caught by my ad-blocker is about it over here.


	I used to just think myself lucky to be less vulnerable on the net. But now, simply knowing about the amount of data theft and destruction going on all around me is becoming disturbing.