Fake Adobe Update

Fake Flash Player, Laden with Malware, Making Rounds

Scammers have already begun to take advantage of Adobe’s recent decision to remove its Flash Player from Android’s Google Play marketplace. Last week’s removal has prompted scammers to start promoting fake versions of the software to unsuspecting smartphone owners. While researching the scamware, security firm GFI Labs uncovered a separate fake version of the Flash Player that’s not only bogus but an SMS Trojan that comes bundled with adware.

Email Malware Trojan Poses As Adobe Update

Miscreants have begun creating malware that overwrites software update applications from Adobe and others. Email malware that poses as security updates from trusted companies
is a frequently used hacker ruse. Malware posing as update utilities,
rather than individual updates, represents a new take on the ruse. Read the full article. [The Register]

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