Posted By RichC on June 20, 2006
A friend of mine forwarded a bit of news making it around the IT security circles which deals with a company we all know: Google.
Kelly Jackson Higgin posted the article at DarkReading.com about a Trojan keylogger discovered by Websense; Google quickly shut down the offending URL. Unless you use the http://www.googlepages.com site you are most likely not at risk from this particular Trojan, but it does go to show the risk in clicking links on pages.
This Trojan was purported to infect a users computer through a planted link. This link would download a sleeping keylogger which would then monitor sites the user visited. The obvious risk would be to visit a bank, broker or value oriented secure site as the keylogger records a users keystrokes. Do be careful.