Adobe: Beware of fake Flash downloads

August 5, 2008 – 9:41 AM

Amidst confirmed reports that malicious hackers are starting to use fake Flash Player downloads as social engineering lures for malware, Adobe has issued a call-to-arms for users to validate installers before downloading software updates.

The company’s notice comes on the heels of malware attacks on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter that attempt to trick Windows users into installing a Flash Player update that turns out to be a malicious executable.


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