Friday, 6 February 2015

Ads With Flash Attack On Popular Websites

On several popular websites are infected ads appeared that abuse of a vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player were true at the time of the attack no update was available. It is about the vulnerability where yesterday emergency patch for appeared.

Before the emergency patch was available display ads on various websites infecting users with Flash Player. It was Firefox and Internet Explorer users on Windows. Google Chrome users would have run no risk. It was already known that the infected ads on the wildly popular video site Dailymotion appeared. Now let anti-virus company Malwarebytes know that the ads also include , , , , and shown.

The infected ads would have ended through a bidding process on the websites. For only 0.9 cents per impression they were eventually appear. Although this ad campaign was discovered recently left a researcher F-Secure recently know that this particular flaw in Flash Player possibly since December 20 last year will be used for attacks.

The emergency patch will be distributed via the automatic update feature of Flash Player. Google Chrome and Internet Explorer 10 and 11 on Windows 8 and 8.1, which have an embedded Flash Player, the update will eventually be rolled out by Google and Microsoft. However, these updates are not yet available. In the case of IE, users therefore advised to temporarily disable Flash Player or use a different browser.

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