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Open-Source FileZilla Distribution Sites Distributing Malware

FileZilla is a commonly used open-source FTP program, and according to security vendor Avast, malware versions of FileZilla are out in the wild.

The malware versions of FileZilla are corrupted versions of the software that steal users' credentials and could also be employed for spreading more malware. "Attackers also can download whole Web page source code containing database log-in, payment system, customer private information, etc.," Avast stated in a blog post.

What's important to note here, though, is the fact that it is not the official version of FileZilla that is at risk. Bogus versions of FileZilla are at risk.

Read the full story at eWEEK:
FileZilla, Other Open-Source Software From 'Right' Sources Is Safe

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.