Can't die quick enough
Totally unnecessary in this day and age. Buggy, slow, and security nightmare.
Some 1800 subdomains have been found slinging the Angler exploit kit using Adobe's most recent Flash zero day exploit, Cisco researcher Nick Biasini says. The lion's share of nasty subdomains were set up on 28 and 29 January and tied to about 50 GoDaddy registrant accounts. Biasini said the malvertising attacks used several …
I wrote *one* of the silliest choices - of course java would have been another, although there's a lot of Java in VSphere too. Never encountered the bug that it doesn't accept password with spaces or many other special characters? That's because some operations go through shell script that invoke java code, and if you happen to use some characters one of them interpret in the wrong way (because of course they are not properly handled...) you may end up with a crippled system...
Maybe El Reg should take the lead, and stop using it themselves, and ban any advertiser on here who uses it?
I have Flash installed (for iPlayer), but configured as "click to play" for all sites except bb.co.uk.
Flicking through articles this morning, I've received at least one "this page wants to run Flash" message. As of now, I'm getting it on NASA: Give us $18.5bn and we'll take you to Europa and beyond, probably due to the embedded YouTube link. Maybe replace the embedded link with a static image and an anchor link to the YouTube page?
Hulu requires Flash! You want me to miss my shows?!
Tired of all these exploit stories, I went ahead and uninstalled Flash, only to discover Hulu needed it. So I downloaded and installed it again, through IE, and Hulu worked again *in IE*. But it didn't work on Firefox (and neither of the 2 Flash Player add-ons worked, either) so I had to download and install it again, through Firefox, to get it to work on that, too. Very strange.
There's two versions, an ActiveX one for IE, and a plugin version for Firefox (et al). Oh, and Chrome has it's own version as well.
In Firefox you can make flash click-to-play, so it'll only run when you want it to, although right now I can't remember how to enable that.
There are different standards for plugins with IE using one and Webkit browsers using another. So the Adobe installer sniffs the browser and supplies the version for that browser.
Generally you need to install a plugin separately for each browser you use. Handy for testing what happens when a plugin is not available to a site.
It's astonishing that GoDaddy & C. can allow those kind of registrations without any sensible check (just look at the names), just because they bring money and they don't want to kill the (illegal) golden egg chicken.
They are knowlingly helping criminal gangs to hit and hide, and make money from illegal sources.
They should be fined for these activities.
But of course registering 650 subdomains - probably within a short time - with random names doesn't raise any alarm within GoDaddy SOC, right? Guess someone can attempt a DoS against GoDaddy DNSes registering a huge number of subdomains.... without them noticing?
Coupon printer is malware. It hijacks your search page with a BHO (CONDUIT) and although the worthless coupon printer software can be removed, the accompanying luggage cannot be removed by punters requiring a personal visit from a boffin.
I see you posted AC as you are probably have a vested interest in Coupon Printer and related software.
I repeat (non-anonymously), Coupon Printer is malware.
PS. aren't you making enough money from the fake "Adobe flash player is out of date, click here to update" popups?
My latest cleanup had flash 9 on Win 7. Even the adware/malware was legitimately asking for a Flash update. Everything was out of date except for the adware/malware. After a thorough cleansing and removal of all old extras and updates of the necessaries and the requisite four score and seven reboots the machine was sorta running like a well oiled machine, mostly. One or more of the OEM semi-useful extras (that stuff somewhere between crapware and solitaire) was asking for Flash. Watching processes while multitasking didn't help find the culprit. A simple search for .swf files was far more fruitful. A screensaver and updater both had .swf files for their core functionality.Out they went. Turns out the printer driver package also has .swf files for the help. It stayed, nobody RTFM anyway.
The client isn't picking the machine up until Friday. I'm sure by Sunday I'll hear about something asking for flash. Ah, job security.
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