Subject: Re: [boost] TROJAN INFECTION boost 1.67 binaries for Windows x64 MSVC 14.1
From: Zipper Fish (zipperfish793_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-07-27 01:55:29
Ok, I'll whitelist the file "boost_1_67_0-msvc-14.1-64.exe" with some
trepidation and try installing.
I normally do search archives and Google extensively for code issues, but
for a positive hit from the a virus detector, it wasn't the first idea that
popped into my head.
Just curious, why would a boost installer trigger virus detectors? Is the
virus executable linked to a boost library?
On Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 6:41 PM, Mateusz Loskot via Boost <
> Read this thread
> It's always a good idea to search through the list archives first.
> Mateusz Loskot, mateusz_at_[hidden]
> (Sent from mobile)
> On Fri, 27 Jul 2018, 00:08 Zipper Fish via Boost, <boost_at_[hidden]>
> > Dear boost developers and/or release managers:
> > Today I downloaded boost_1_67_0-msvc-14.1-64.exe from the Windows
> > downloads page:
> > https://dl.bintray.com/boostorg/release/1.67.0/binaries/
> > The file contains a Trojan, according to Windows Defender.
> > Screenshot:
> > https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/Uy6o19AC/2018-07-
> > Someone should verify this & check the other pre-built binaries ASAP to
> > reduce exposure.
> > Thank you & best regards
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