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Bahamut
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Well, that's scary...

For years, ads pimping malware disguised as legitimate antivirus programs have gone to great lengths to mimic the look and feel of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser and Windows operating system. Now Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Apple Safari are getting the same treatment.

A security researcher from Zscaler has recently uncovered a campaign that's tailored to the browser that the intended victim is using. Those with IE will see the same tired graphic depicting a Windows 7 security alert, but look what happens when the visitor is using Firefox.

http://regmedia.co.uk/2011/03/02/fake_av_firefox.png

Full story here

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actual message is different

Firefox security page only says that the page will steal info or download a virus. Firefox does not have the capability to scan your system for viruses.

Actual message: about:blocked (don't think website will detect that as a link, just copy and paste it into a new Firefox tab)

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein

My use of Google indicates that I am insane.

Ken Herbert
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Just because we know better

Just because we know better doesn't mean it won't fool a great many other people though....

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Except firefox never, ever

Except firefox never, ever wants to scan my system Smile

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bpmackow
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the message is grammatically incorrect

A sure sign of an illegitimate web site or software program is bad grammar.

1) "Your system affected by..." should say "Your system is affected by..."

2) "Mozilla Firefox recommends you to install" should say "Mozilla Firefox recommends that you install..."

I'm not normally a grammar nazi, but I'm bored, so I'm doing it to kill time.

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein

My use of Google indicates that I am insane.

Mir
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i laughed so hard.

thank you kind sir for making my day a bit brighter.

morean51
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oh

that's truly scary one

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