Adobe Cautioning Users of Fake Flash Player Downloads

According to Adobe, hackers are using fake Flash Player downloads as bait in their socially engineered e-mails to spread malicious malware. Thus, the firm has urged users to verify the authenticity of installers prior to downloading the software updates.

Evidently, hackers have created a profile in Portuguese-language, containing a link pointing to a video, which on clicking begins downloading the supposed Flash Player. However, in its place, ten types of malware designed to capture banking information are planted on the unwary computer.

According to Adobe, the social-engineering tactic of labeling malicious program as authentic software has been used since long. But, since Flash is widely used on Websites, majority of...

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