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Criminals using false webbrowser update.
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nooby

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PostPosted: Thu 29 Nov 2012, 09:07    Post subject:  Criminals using false webbrowser update.  

http://stopmalvertising.com/

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securebrowserupdate.com wants to update your browser ... with malware
Written by Kimberly on Friday, 23 November 2012

over the past days updates for both Firefox and Chrome have been made available to the public.

Currently cyber criminals are taking advantage of these update notifications to push malware onto people’s computers.

Internet users are told that their current browser version is out of date and they are invited to install the latest update.

Victims are redirected to securebrowserupdate.com via a malvertisement.


I maybe is foolish enough to trust such a message?
But my laziness save me because I wait for a pet
to be made for the upgrade and do not install directly. ?

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PostPosted: Thu 29 Nov 2012, 09:54    Post subject:  

You can check for legitimate Firefox updates via the "Help" drop-down menu in Firefox: click on "About FireFox" at the bottom of the "Help" menu, then click on the "Check for Updates" button which appears.

The fake update-your-browser pop-ups can be seen here ... http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2012/11/28/popups-push-malware-using-warnings-for-fake-chrome-firefox-ie-and-even-iphone-updates/
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PostPosted: Thu 29 Nov 2012, 17:05    Post subject:  

You are right. I had FF 16.01 and when I clicked it dowloaded 16.02
and ask me to restart FF Smile Okay I do that and then go to bed it is
10 PM here

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PostPosted: Thu 29 Nov 2012, 19:32    Post subject:  

Who is to say those updates have not been expanded to include popup update windows for flash and Java?
It seems like almost every time I venture to boot to Vista and use either IE or Firefox, and even when not in the browsers I have been getting a lot of popup update windows for flash and Java with messages in them about them being security updates and to update ASAP.

There are times I even wonder about MS updates that seem to slow down the computer compared to the speed I had when I first used Windows.

I guess that is just another reason to not use Windows and stay on Puppy.
And that is normally what I do anyway.
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PostPosted: Fri 30 Nov 2012, 03:37    Post subject:  

Think of it. One would need some secure help online
that one could ask. Internet authorities or University or
Computer industry or all of them going together and paying
for such a service. Despite all the years I've spent on computing
I know too little to protect me in a reliable way.

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