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A Friendly Reminder

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A Friendly Reminder

Posted: 27 Jun 2014 12:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Jun 2014 5:22AM GMT
My anti-virus alerted me to an apparent attack on my computer early this afternoon (Web Attack: Rig Exploit Kit Website 4) which unnerved me a bit. Doing some research on this, it appears that this particularly evil assault (which can lead to the installation of "ransomware")...

http://www.csoonline.com/article/2360945/security/malicious-...
http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/view/38751/malvertising...

...looks for and targets systems with out of date java and flash installations. These target computers are identified via malevolent but innocuous looking "ads" ("malvertisements") that, it is said, are appearing more and more frequently and even on top-tier websites...like facebook (hopefully not ACOM or it's sundry properties).

Checking my java, I was surprised to find an outdated installation...which I immediately updated. Not sure if that's what made me susceptible to this attack, but I'll be watching this more closely in the future. You should do so as well.

Update: I'm uninstalling java to see if I can live without it
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
BrklynBridge 27 Jun 2014 6:52PM GMT 
Val_G003 27 Jun 2014 8:01PM GMT 
BrklynBridge 27 Jun 2014 8:26PM GMT 
Val_G003 27 Jun 2014 9:27PM GMT 
BrklynBridge 27 Jun 2014 9:35PM GMT 
Val_G003 27 Jun 2014 9:59PM GMT 
jmyoung365 28 Jun 2014 12:47AM GMT 
DelorisWillia... 27 Jun 2014 9:13PM GMT 
BrklynBridge 27 Jun 2014 9:24PM GMT 
dedted29 29 Jun 2014 1:58AM GMT 
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