Fake Flash Player Update Latest Example
This morning I was searching for a local business to find an event to attend.
I Googled the business, determined the URL looked appropriate and clicked on the link.
Firefox immediately issued a redirect warning, something I always take seriously and evaluate.
The next thing I know there is a Flash Player Update alert with a big button to click.
I KNOW this is fake. I’m just not sure what the ramifications would be.
So I Force Quit Firefox and reload.
Then I go to the real Flash Player update page ( always get.adobe.com ) and update Flash Player to the latest version.
Reload Firefox and repeat the original steps.
Voila! The same redirect and fake Flash Player notification.
The business’ website has been compromised. Effectively infected. A redirect file has been most likely placed in the root directory of the site to accomplish this task. This is frequently due to poor security, like a simple password. Also two factor authentication is a really good idea for web server logins.
Regardless of the reason, this site is currently OFF LIMITS.
The business is The Network Bar in Dallas. I’m not going to give you the URL for the obvious reasons, but the following screenshots will illustrate what happened.
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NEVER click on these things.
Here is the search result:
The Fake Flash Player page:
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