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Submission + - 'Attack Page' Scam Lurks in Firefox and Chrome (pcworld.com) 1

Thinkcloud writes: A new malware campaign takes advantage of the "malicious site" warnings commonly displayed by both Firefox and Chrome to trick unsuspecting users into downloading a rogue antivirus application, the security firm F-Secure reported today. The attack happens when Web surfers visit a page offering "SecurityTool," a known malware application that purports to be antivirus software. On both Firefox and Chrome, a fake warning page then pops up that mimics the messages those browsers normally give users who visit suspect sites.
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'Attack Page' Scam Lurks in Firefox and Chrome

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  • "install this extension" popups are mimicking chrome's look. Hey, browser-makers, get with it: Make your warnings/notifications appear in such a way that they cannot be spoofed (for example, alter the chrome instead of just rending things over the web-page)

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