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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:07 am    Post subject: New malware overwrites software updaters Reply with quote

We haven't come across this one face to face yet, but I'm willing to bet it's only a matter of time:

http://www.itworld.com/security/102359/new-malware-overwrites-software-updaters

http://blog.bkis.com/en/malware-faking-adobe-update/
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen this in several computers in the last few weeks, seemed to start with the latest flash r45 update. 64bit ie is failing users after the update so, they look to update the computer with anything adobe has a brand on trying to fix it. Flash has a link on the update stating that 64bit IE doesn't work and to switch to 32/x86 version. Most people including me don't see that link. Even if they see it, it doesn't really register in the brain. People get an attitude toward it like "Screw this i'll show it who is boss" and just start downloading updates. Adobe air, flash, shockwave, reader, ... then flash plugins and extensions, anything with the word "Flash, Flashwave, Flashblock, Shockwave...

Anyway many plugins are downloaded some including mywebsearch - oh joy!

I am also seeing coolwebsearch such as hotlinks.com being unchecked in SpywareBlaster 4.2
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And this is why I refuse to put anything Flash on any personal website of mine. The spousal insistence that a Flash element be part of $company_website is a grinding point of contention between us, but it hasn't resulted in divorce proceedings...yet. Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

datababe wrote:
And this is why I refuse to put anything Flash on any personal website of mine. The spousal insistence that a Flash element be part of $company_website is a grinding point of contention between us, but it hasn't resulted in divorce proceedings...yet. Razz


More than good reason I never have ActiveX on, that is all it needs, for flash to install exploits and then use the ActiveX to infect even more.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just curious?

How many of us are seeing injected PDFs, or clickjacked hyperlinks, maybe infected html?
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