Monday, 26 January 2015

Flash Users Attacked By Infected Ads

The zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player that this week was discovered and which is expected next week an emergency patch will be deployed against Internet via infected ads. Visiting a website that shows the infected ads with Internet Explorer or Firefox on any Windows version is basically enough to get infected with malware.

It does not matter whether a 32- or 64-bit Windows version used, as reported security firm Zscaler. The malicious ads would be distributed through ad networks and Adcash Oneclickads. As previously noted already infected computers part of a botnet, that the machine for advertising and click fraud efforts. "This is the first zero-day exploit for Adobe Flash Player this year and it's no surprise that it is spread via infected ads," said John Mancuso of Zscaler. Pending to update users get the advice to temporarily disable Flash Player.

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