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    Fake FF Update

    There is a fake FireFox update doing the rounds:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/zd/20100728/tc_zd/253167

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    At first, I thought maybe there was an evilgrade module for it. It is amazing how much money there is in rogue AV software. I saw a report today saying that most people don't even try to contest the fraudulent charges...
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    I saw a report today saying that most people don't even try to contest the fraudulent charges...
    Well, I suppose they were sucked in to start with and don't know it?

    I guess there is a case for licences for paid AV vendors?
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    ggrrr why'd they blur out the url bar.

    me keeps diggin..

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    this is actually devilishly clever. Despicable, but clever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPnyc View Post
    this is actually devilishly clever. Despicable, but clever.
    It's been done a few times in the past, people even go as far as submitting corrupt "Addons" and because when a developer submits an addon it automatically is allowed to be downloaded by users, but it carries a Warning message on the addon's description page, then once it's reviewed by the mozz dev's if it's found to be a "Corrupt" addon it get's removed straightaway, if it's clean then the warning message get's removed from the description page.

    So the Attackers get a few hours/days to get there addon installed by as many "Victims" as they can get to install it before the addon get's pulled.


    Turns out the url "Was" hxxp://www.newfirefoxonline.com
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    I guess that is one of the "beauties" of open source..............it is based on trust?....................actually the whole of computing and the internet is as well...............

    Shame about the scumbags isn't it?

    Things have changed one hell of a lot since I wrote my first program in 1970
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    <offtopic>

    What was the program Johnno? 1970.... punch cards would of been involved?

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    Yes, 80 column punched cards.............you submitted your job deck and waited 3 days to see what happened?

    The first program was converting Fahrenheit/Centigrade, and the next one was all prime numbers up to 10,000.............

    No "Hello World" back then
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    When you submitted the deck, what was done with it? Was it put into some special machine?

    What happened if there was a mistake? Would you need to start from scratch and try with a new batch of cards?

    was the 3 day waiting period due to low spec input machine, or due to the que being so long?

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