Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Users Report Malicious Ads On Skype

Several users report that Skype they were seeing in the use of the popular VoIP software malicious ads to a fake Adobe website creature that tried to install malware. According to the malicious website, the user must update their Flash Player.

In reality, it was malware. Users wonder how the ads could pass the filters of Microsoft. The software giant has not yet responded to the ads, though a Skype employee on the Skype forum to affected users asking whether they have a " Fiddler trace can make. " This would help to find the malignant advertisement in question.

It would not be the first time that Skype is the target of "malvertisement". Last year, the Dutch security researcher Yonathan Klijnsma did know that he had found on Skype malicious ads. A problem with the ads on Skype is a "AdBlocker" that users use their browsers not working for these ads.

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