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“There is no magic fairy dust protecting Macs" – Dai Zovi, author of “The Mac Hacker’s Handbook"

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November 23rd 2007 in Uncategorized

Posted to Shark Bait not long ago [:)]
http://sharkbait.computerworld.com/?q=node/1902


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There’s my Dad, searching the net for an update to a particular specialist programme on his system; he finds what he wants, he downloads, he starts to install (we don’t know if he closed his Web browser first – I’m bettting not), he’s prompted to update *DirectX* and whammo, he’s hit with spyware.cyberlog-x.
Unfortunately:

he doesn’t remember […]

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I only have time to post screenshots at the moment – the malicious advertisement can be seen at:66.179.234.173/images/1847_560766_7006263_90_728.html
A Google search reveals that the IP address 66.179.234.173 has a history of involvement with malicious banner advertisements:http://www.google.com/search?q=66.179.234.173&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1
The SWF itself is being pulled from:rmedia.adonnetwork.com/images/560766_90_728_200711011430_tubesnow_728x90.swf
With javascript being pulled from:rmedia.adonnetwork.com/adon_flash_v2.js 

and

I’ll post more specific details in roughly 9 hours time… I won’t […]

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