Posts Tagged: Adobe Flash Player


Popular French torrent portal tricks users into installing the BubbleDock/Downware/DownloadWare PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application)

by

A typical campaign attempting to trick users into installing Potentially Unwanted Software (PUA), would usually consist of a single social engineering vector, which on the majority of cases would represent something in the lines of a catchy “Play Now/Missing Video Plugin” type of advertisement. Not the one we’ll discuss in this blog post. Relying on deceptive “visual social engineering” practices, a popular French torrent portal is knowingly — the actual directory structure explicitly says /fakeplayer — enticing users into installing the BubbleDock/Downware/DownloadWare PUA. What kind of social engineering tactics is the portal relying on? Let’s find out.

Continue Reading »

Adobe patches critical security flaws, introduces auto-updating mechanism

by

Last week Adobe released the APSB12-17 Flash Player update. The update patches two critical security flaws — CVE-2012-0772 and CVE-2012-0773 – in the Adobe Flash player, and also, for the first time ever, introduces auto-patching mechanism. The update affects the following operating systems - Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris. More details:

Continue Reading »