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#1129509 - 10/25/17 10:02 AM Just a Malware Reminder
Draclvr Offline
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Registered: 06/03/05
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A new ransomware attack - dubbed Bad Rabbit - is hitting Europe and Russia, but has also been detected in the US. The attack poses as an Adobe Flash update popup on infected news and media websites. Even though it's not affecting most of us, it serves as a reminder to NEVER download software from a popup. Only download directly from the software company itself, in this case Adobe. A quote from one of the articles I read this morning.

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The Bad Rabbit ransomware infiltrated computers by posing as an Adobe Flash installer on compromised news and media websites. It serves as a reminder that people should never download apps or software from pop-up advertisements or websites that don't belong to the software company.
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#1129539 - 10/25/17 12:57 PM Re: Just a Malware Reminder [Re: Draclvr]
oldbroad Offline
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Thanks Draclvr. Something else to watch for. Oh yay.

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#1129552 - 10/25/17 02:06 PM Re: Just a Malware Reminder [Re: oldbroad]
Mad Offline
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Yes. It was mentioned on the UK news here, last night, Draclver rolleyes

So Very Annoying !!!!
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#1129557 - 10/25/17 02:19 PM Re: Just a Malware Reminder [Re: Draclvr]
oldbroad Offline
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Pretty sure my Adobe Flash updated earlier this week. Hope it's okay.

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#1129563 - 10/25/17 03:00 PM Re: Just a Malware Reminder [Re: Draclvr]
Draclvr Offline
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At this point, this malware is targeting corporations and governments. But the way these things go, you never know. This is more just a reminder about safe use of the internet!
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