Last weekend, game developer FlightSimLabs apologized for including a Chrome password dump tool in its FSLabs A320-X game installer. The suspicious file had already been flagged as a virus by a number of antivirus products.

A Reddit user discovered that a file called test.exe which comes from was included in the installer package. The tool also runs with administrative rights on Windows Vista and later versions.

However, FSLabs founder Lefteris Kalamaras pointed out that the tool was meant to counter password crackers that attempt to bypass the software’s DRM system with offline key generators. Kalamaras added that they decided to use the tool to track IP addresses of suspicious users who used Chrome to visit their site.


Source: ZDNet

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