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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Olympic Malware Threat

Be warned there is some Olympic themed malware spreading across the net.

Mashable warns:
"Beware if you receive a file purporting to be an Olympics-themed PDF. It may actually be malware.
That’s the warning, at least, from F-Secure, a Helsinki-based security firm. F-Secure warns that the PDF, which is supposed to be a copy of the 2012 Olympic schedule, is a decoy file. 

Once downloaded, the file (see image below) attempts to make a network connection to a “student travel” site in Baotoushi, China. The download exploits weaknesses in old versions of Adobe Reader and Acrobat.

F-Secure warns to be wary of any Olympic-themed emails and attachments or of any that are themed to current events. The firm also suggests downloading the current version of Adobe Reader."

Olympic Medals won during the Beijing 2008 Olympics

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