Feeds

Spyware ad-on targets Firefox fans

Fake Flash bash

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Miscreants have created an item of spyware targeted at Firefox users.

The malware poses as an Adobe Flash Player update but in reality its designed to log a user's browsing history, in particular their Google search queries within Firefox. This information is uploaded to a hacker-controlled server.

EBOD-A also has the capability to inject ads into the user’s Google search results pages, Trend Micro warns, which adds that the malware appears to be spreading via forum posts.

The spyware creates a Firefox add-on called "Adobe Flash Player 0.2", which has nothing to do with either Adobe or Mozilla. More on the threat can be found in a write-up by Trend, which includes screenshots, here.

Malware targeting Firefox users is rare but not unprecedented. Strains of malware that latch onto Internet Explorer, Microsoft's Swiss-cheese browser, are much more commonplace. Common IE-related malware trickery involves exploiting unpatched security vulns to download malware onto vulnerable machines via drive-by download attacks. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
You really need to do some tech support for Aunty Agnes
Free anti-virus software, expires, stops updating and p0wns the world
USB coding anarchy: Consider all sticks licked
Thumb drive design ruled by almighty buck
Attack reveals 81 percent of Tor users but admins call for calm
Cisco Netflow a handy tool for cheapskate attackers
Privacy bods offer GOV SPY VICTIMS a FREE SPYWARE SNIFFER
Looks for gov malware that evades most antivirus
Patch NOW! Microsoft slings emergency bug fix at Windows admins
Vulnerability promotes lusers to domain overlords ... oops
Oi, Europe! Tell US feds to GTFO of our servers, say Microsoft and pals
By writing a really angry letter about how it's harming our cloud business, ta
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Reducing the cost and complexity of web vulnerability management
How using vulnerability assessments to identify exploitable weaknesses and take corrective action can reduce the risk of hackers finding your site and attacking it.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.