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LXer 08-20-2008 01:50 PM

LXer: Adobe Flash ads launching clipboard hijack attack
 
Published at LXer:

Malicious hackers are using booby-trapped Flash banner ads to hijack clipboards for use in rogue security software attacks. In the Web attacks, which target Mac, Windows and Linux users running Firefox, IE and Safari, hackers are seizing control of the machine’s clipboard and using a hard-to-delete URL that points to a fake anti-virus program.

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