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Fake Flash Player, What is it?

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:54 pm
by [Egg]Egg
You probably heard of flash player, but did you know that there is a fake one?
Yes, a fake one.
So yeah. Fake flash player is a kind of legit-looking update to your flash player, on websites with bad reputation, but it actually installs a malicious file that will download and install unwanted applications on your computer.
The goal of all malware is the theft of personal information that allows attackers to commit fraudulent activities such as identity theft and credit card fraud, among others.
Yep, credit card fraud.
There are ways to prevent your identity being stolen (and protect your computer from being infected)
a) Install an anti-virus if you don't have one already.
Good choices are AVG, Malwarebytes, etc. Anti-viruses can protect your computer and prevent it from catching malware, but
b) Keep everything up-to-date.
Install updates frequently. They will help protect your computer ;) They also patch security holes, and also
c) Install a firewall.
Firewalls can block unwanted content. Also
d) Install a web filter and an ad blocker.
Web filters can block websites with bad reputation. If you have an ad-blocker, Good Job. You're on that.
e) Check the reputation of the website before going onto it.
This also applies for downloads.
So, if you have/done all of these, Good job. You're (not always) safe from malware.
Remember, updates can patch security holes.

Re: Fake Flash Player, What is it?

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:59 pm
by bossedit8
I never had that kind of issue before. Everything on my side it's as safe as being inside a security guard.

Re: Fake Flash Player, What is it?

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:29 pm
by FallingSnow
websites with bad reputation

Re: Fake Flash Player, What is it?

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:44 am
by Aero
Fake Flash player is malware, but the real Flash is spyware. ;)

Re: Fake Flash Player, What is it?

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:53 am
by [Egg]Egg
AeroMatter wrote:Fake Flash player is malware, but the real Flash is spyware. ;)
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Re: Fake Flash Player, What is it?

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:47 am
by Mable
Haha but did you know that anti-virus and shit also deletes non malware stuff :DD And honestly you must be either stupid if you fall for fake stuff. No offense.
[Egg]Egg wrote: There are ways to prevent your identity being stolen
>The Internet
>>Ways to prevent ur identity being stolen
>>>The Internet
>>>>World Wide Web

Re: Fake Flash Player, What is it?

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:23 am
by [Egg]Egg
Sinem wrote:Haha but did you know that anti-virus and shit also deletes non malware stuff :DD And honestly you must be either stupid if you fall for fake stuff. No offense.
[Egg]Egg wrote: There are ways to prevent your identity being stolen
>The Internet
>>Ways to prevent ur identity being stolen
>>>The Internet
>>>>World Wide Web
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Re: Fake Flash Player, What is it?

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:17 am
by Mable
Can i say that ur probably a troll btw.