Opera users get warnings from security software.

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  1. stapp

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    Looks more like a Kaspersky bug.
     
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    Not sure about that as I don't use Kaspersky.

    Seems to be something to do with Opera's revocation check to that site.
     
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    Oh, OK.
     
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    I just opened Opera ( 12.15 Build 1748 ) & not a sausage. So I don't know what's happening. I don't use Opera really any more though.
     
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    Apparently it's just a Kaspersky false positive. http://my.opera.com/community/forums/topic.dml?id=1699292

    Ah. Anti-virus software. Making us feel safer since 1987!
     
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    From what I could see it was a problem with both Eset & Kaspersky.
     
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    So it was not a false positive?
     
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    No very serious. 3 hours ago on VT 28/47
     
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    Then great proactive job by ESET and Kaspersky :D
     
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    Installing Eset again... :cool:
     
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    It still seems like a false positive to me. That URL detection, I mean.

    For what I can gather from Opera's fantastically limited report on their network breach http://my.opera.com/securitygroup/blog/2013/06/26/opera-infrastructure-attack , that seems to be a different (and serious) issue, unrelated to the public-trust.com URL detection thing, but I'm not entirely sure.

    Notice, for one thing, the dates. According to Opera's report, their network had a breach on June 19th and it was 'corrected' that day. But people were getting those URL detections on the 22nd day still, so it seems like a different issue. And besides, on Kaspersky's forum people were reporting the same detection with Firefox, so that seems even more likely to be a different issue from the Opera security breach that actually happened.

    Well, no matter what the case is, I got to hand it to Opera. Way to screw things up.

    Oh, and another good reminder for folks to disable those automatic updaters. :D
     
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    This is getting curiouser & curiouser.
     
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    It is a pretty strange coincidence - if it is a coincidence - to have those two things happen so close together: a false positive on more than one AV, and an actual confirmed breach of the official site. But the details so far suggest, at least to me, that this is the case, weirdly enough.

    I do feel kind of sorry for Opera, even though I should be slamming on them for letting some folks hack 'em and then disclosing the event in such a... unclear fashion, and might I add many days after the incident.

    With this hacking incident and the changes they're making with Opera 15, it seems to me that they're bound to lose a large part of the desktop users they had, perhaps as many as most. That loss I might call well-deserved, though. You really can't make mistakes like this after already disappointing people with a radically new version with all the best features removed.

    Bad enough that the Opera autoupdate server was, for a short time, redirecting people to a malicious site serving malware. And all you needed to get redirected was for Opera to automatically connect to the update server in question. Nice going, Opera. That's much worse than Adobe's recent cert fiasco. At least they didn't have their automatic update redirect users to malware.
     
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