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Author Topic: SWF Redirects In SPAM  (Read 2460 times)

Ehtyar

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SWF Redirects In SPAM
« on: August 29, 2008, 04:20:17 PM »
Attackers are using ActionScript to force visitors to their sites from legitimate sites. Just another reason to be using NoScript

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One of the new trends in spam e-mails used for malware distribution is the use of maliciously crafted SWF files hosted on legitimate servers. The ActionScript code of the files includes a redirect that takes users to websites that host malware or prompts them to download the malware directly.

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Re: SWF Redirects In SPAM
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2008, 01:55:01 AM »
Another reason to dislike Flash sites. :-(


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Re: SWF Redirects In SPAM
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2008, 02:00:37 AM »
as usual another potentially good technology has been manipulated for commercial gains. :down:

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Re: SWF Redirects In SPAM
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2008, 02:22:14 AM »
IMO Flash has always been given far too much power/freedom on an operating system to *not* be used for nefarious purposes. In relation to this, Flash end-users should also take Local Shared Objects into consideration when deciding whether or not to permit a flash application to run on their PC.

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