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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:55 am    Post subject: MySpace malware poses as Windows update Reply with quote

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MySpace users are at risk from hacked profile pages that attempt to install malware disguised as legitimate Windows updates, warns McAfee.

"In this latest social engineering scenario an attacker sends a new 'friend request' to MySpace users. When the user clicks on the picture or name of their new potential friend, an overlaid image of what looks like a legitimate Windows 'Automatic Update' pop-up box is displayed,"...If the user clicks on this fake update request then the browser will attempt to download a "malware cocktail" that McAfee believes to consist of additional downloaders, several trojans and a remote administration tool that could provide hackers with access to a user's PC...

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