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Beware of fake "Flash Player" updates!

Title: Been updatin' your Flash player lately?

Author: Daniel Wesemann

Source: SANS.org

Date Published: 5th December 2008

 

Excerpt:

We received a couple of submissions from ISC readers that indicate that a new wave of rogue "Flash Player" updates is making the rounds. This latest version is pretty artfully done - the pages hosting this malware actually do contain a real flash movie that is not malicious and plays in a Youtube-like embedded frame. After the movie has been running for a couple seconds though, a pop-up opens that indicates that a "Flash Player Update is available". It all looks credibly enough like one of those usual auto-update pop-ups, but if you click OK, you get an EXE which isn't really a Flash player update of course.

 

To read the complete article see:

http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=5437

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