Researchers are warning that they have discovered fake Flash updates – often the source of malware effecting computers – that are primed to drop XMR-mining crypto-jacking software victims’ devices.
A blog from Palo Alto Network’s Brad Duncan tells of how the phoney Flash installer utilises the same pop-up windows customers would expect from official Adobe installers, making them difficult to spot. Should duped users then go through the install process, they’ll be burdened with extra software looking to user their spare CPU cycles for mining crypto. When users
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