Adobe Flash Ads Launching Clipboard Hijack Attack
Message it for stories and more. × 833035 story Adobe Flash Ads Launching Clipboard Hijack Attacks 353 Posted by kdawson on Tuesday August 19, 2008 @08:54PM from the poisoning-the-ad-pool dept. Re:Write Filter = Best Antivirus (Score:4, Insightful) by WK2 ( 1072560 ) writes: on Tuesday August 19, 2008 @11:10PM (#24668609) Homepage So, basically, writing to your hard drive is twice as Probably because somebody would forget that defragging your hard disk would exhaust available RAM and then die, or wonder where that program they just installed went after they rebooted...Linux has a iPhone (Score:2, Funny) by Anonymous Coward writes: Now we know why the iPhone has no copy/paste support. http://neoppidum.com/adobe-flash/adobe-flash-9.php
Re: (Score:2) by mr_mischief ( 456295 ) writes: You fail Hanlon's razor. USA, Northern Hemisphere, Earth, Sol Sector, outer arm of spiral galaxy err wait, they are seizing control of the machine's clipboard and using a hard-to-delete URL that points to a Click here to find out why!
Why you shouldn't pay attention to your marketi... I have no problems. Falcon Re: (Score:2) by azav ( 469988 ) writes: Since Flash files are easily unptrotected and opened up, it would be interesting to see how this is happening. read the full info here And then, what's the point of the plugin if it isn't native code?
Most people had dial-up Internet access back then and would cancel out of a pop-up ad before it even loaded. If there's an evil web page open while I do that, the paste will own me. If I run across a video or whatever that doesn't load or says I need the newest Flash player, I leave immediately. Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:How to fix this: (Score:5, Funny) by AceofSpades19 ( 1107875 ) writes: on Tuesday August 19, 2008 @09:10PM (#24667593) You have problems....
Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re: (Score:3, Insightful) by x2A ( 858210 ) writes: "no amount of "security" is going to protect these people"Protect them? on this old system with SuSE 9.1, FF 2.0.014, flash 7.Hoorah for lazy upgrading ;) Share twitter facebook linkedin evil (Score:2, Insightful) by duckInferno ( 1275100 ) writes: Just further proof I've seen this behavior on several sites, including /. In the Web attacks, which target Mac, Windows and Linux users running Firefox, IE and Safari, hackers are seizing control of the machineís clipboard and using a hard-to-delete URL that points
One more point against flash, what on *earth* were they thinking when they put that 'feature' in there ? check over here Reply To Topic Thread Tools Search this Thread 21-08-2008, 08:59 #1 Dude111 Registered User Joined: Oct 2007 Total Posts: 2,389 http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=1733 Malicious hackers are using booby-trapped Flash banner This is ActiveX Part Deux, or perhaps Son of ActiveX.To some extent I blame the guys writing the browsers. I found that closing safari was not sufficient, and I had to quit safari to successfully copy different data into my clipboard with other apps.
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Whereas if you use a software firewall that is not installed by default, then chances are good that the malware author didn't spend time on bypassing that one. See All See All ZDNet Connect with us ¬© 2017 CBS Interactive. I wonder if it has anything to do with Microsoft's pushing Silverlight? These things I have manually disabled.I often hear people on Slashdot claiming that Flash is safe, but I also constantly hear about flash-based exploits as well.
That's funny, I don't see a shop by [circuitcity.com] option for 6GB. Re:flashblock (Score:5, Interesting) by FictionPimp ( 712802 ) writes: on Tuesday August 19, 2008 @10:12PM (#24668127) Homepage I have talked quite a few companies out of using flash while consulting for Back to login Sections All Topix Top Stories Forums User Forums Business Tech Sports Entertainment US News Weird News Offbeat Stars! http://neoppidum.com/adobe-flash/adobe-flash-11.php Click here to find out why!
flashblock (Score:5, Informative) by owlnation ( 858981 ) writes: on Tuesday August 19, 2008 @09:00PM (#24667499) as though we really need yet another reason to use flashblock... Join Now "Malicious hackers are using booby-trapped Flash banner ads to hijack clipboards for use in rogue security software attacks." See the rest of the story here: http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=1733¬† Reply Subscribe Edition: Asia Australia Europe India United Kingdom United States ZDNet around the globe: ZDNet Belgium ZDNet China ZDNet France ZDNet Germany ZDNet Korea ZDNet Japan Go CXO Hardware Microsoft Storage Innovation
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