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Submission + - Fake Firefox Update Page Pushes Malware

adeelarshad82 writes: It has recently been reported that people are seeing a fake Firefox "Just Updated" page which pushes you to install an update to Flash. The page is roughly a clone of the page you see in Firefox after you update versions. It uses a recent (but not the most recent) update version, and tells the user that they really should update their Flash version. Presumably you'd see this even in another browser. The download starts automatically. Save and run it and you get a rogue antivirus product named "SecurityTool" which starts finding threats which aren't there and demanding payment in order to remove them.
Google

Submission + - Publicity on YouTube videos

Daniel Santos writes: "
Video website YouTube is to feature advertising for the first time, after Google revealed it is offering companies the chance to run ads on some of the site's most popular content. The website, which Google paid $1.65bn (£829m) for last year, has allowed 20 companies to run trial adverts on 200 videos over the last few weeks. However, from today it is opening up the advertising model to anyone, and will allow companies to place ads on the videos of a small number of the one thousand of its content providers, or partners.
From Telegraph"

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