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Adobe Upgrades warning.
« on: December 16, 2011, 10:05:43 AM »
Emails purporting to come from Adobe and offering updates for the company's software are fooling people into downloading the Zeus banking Trojan.
 
Security company Sophos said that the fake upgrades for Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe X Suite Advanced are actually an attached ZIP file that downloads a version of the malware, which has been hugely successful in stealing banking information allowing cyber criminals to drain people's accounts.

Only updates downloaded from Adobe's website are real.  :o



Read more: http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/news/2130685/sophos-warns-fake-adobe-upgrade-contains-zeus-trojan#ixzz1ggsNVsYr
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Re: Adobe Upgrades warning.
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2011, 10:10:16 AM »
Thanks for the heads up on this one OB.  Just announced your post so everyone should see it.  ;)
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Re: Adobe Upgrades warning.
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2011, 10:11:43 AM »
Thanks Mick.  :tup:

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Re: Adobe Upgrades warning.
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2011, 12:11:37 PM »
Thanks for the warning.

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Re: Adobe Upgrades warning.
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2011, 12:34:54 PM »
One of the advantages of being a cynical old bastage, I don't believe anything!  >:( Plus Hotmail's junk filter is pretty good.
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Re: Adobe Upgrades warning.
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2011, 05:03:43 PM »
 Ta. :tup:
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Re: Adobe Upgrades warning.
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2011, 05:06:51 PM »
One of the advantages of being a cynical old bastage, I don't believe anything!  >:( Plus Hotmail's junk filter is pretty good.

Yes, with age comes wisdom.  :tup:

It was just a heads-up to anyone who isn't tech savvy. I thought Hotmail was one of the worst for getting junk mail, so it must have improved then.  ;D

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Re: Adobe Upgrades warning.
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2011, 02:34:59 PM »
Adobe does it's own updates. Never by e-mail
I did a complete scan which took 3 hours apx with the 'Microsoft malicious software tool remover' Just in case and had no malicious software at all

Thanks for the warning any way
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Re: Adobe Upgrades warning.
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2011, 02:45:28 PM »
Be aware though, if you are using Windows, there are two unscheduled security fixes for Adobe Reader. Make sure, as OB has said. that you get them from Adobe. Apparently the vulnerabilities are also in the Mac versions, but no-one has bothered to exploit them, yet, so they will be fixed in the next scheduled updates in a few weeks.
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Re: Adobe Upgrades warning.
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2011, 05:14:36 PM »
Adobe does it's own updates. Never by e-mail
I did a complete scan which took 3 hours apx with the 'Microsoft malicious software tool remover' Just in case and had no malicious software at all

Thanks for the warning any way

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Re: Adobe Upgrades warning.
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2011, 06:27:59 PM »
I have to admit, i was a bit surprised by this.

Like many other companies, Adobe doesn't advertise updates, only through an update check via their software.

That said, i look after a few peoples computers and they would easily be fooled by this.  :-X

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Re: Adobe Upgrades warning.
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2011, 11:37:09 AM »
The fact that this stuff still goes on, with some frequency, sadly means they're still catching people.   :doh:
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