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Possible malware in ad

Postby g33x0R » Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:44 am

I just got a notification that my Java plugin was out of date. I don't have one. The banner ad wanted me to download a `setup.exe' to update my [non-existent] Jave plugin. I didn't, and I suggest you don't either.

There was previous mention of hackers renting banner ads on legit sites, with the intent to install malware and/or adware on unsuspecting users' machines. IIRC, this usually happened during the weekend, so the admins won't notice anything wrong until Monday.

On mornings like this, I Linux.

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