back to article You've patched that Flash hole, but have the users? Phone's ringing. It's for you

Security researchers are warning of a new wave of malvertising that harnesses the latest Flash exploit. The attack features tainted ads from websites including dailymotion.com, vodlocker.com, answers.com and legacy.com. Fraudulent advertisers are posing as legitimate retail or legal businesses in order distribute "conditional …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Reason #349187 to block ads...

    That is all.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Reason #349187 to block ads...

      And they still don't see it!

      1. Jeffrey Nonken Silver badge

        Re: Reason #349187 to block ads...

        Easier to yell at people and accuse them of stealing than to fix a problem. Or even admit they have one.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Reason #349187 to block ads...

      Reason #9999999999999 to KILL flash once and for all......

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Reason #349187 to block ads...

      but but but without advertising our capitalist consumer paradise will crumble.

      1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge

        Re: Reason #349187 to block ads...

        Actually it's only capitalist in name. It's really socialist (see "free money", "bailouts" and "Keynasianism", so beloved by HITLER!)

        1. Aodhhan Bronze badge

          Re: Reason #349187 to block ads...

          Might be socialist in Europe, but here in the USA it's the FUBAR economic system.

  2. cd

    Is HTML5 any better under fire? Does it have privacy issues? Sincerely asking, since I get leaping out of the Flash pan, but where are we landing?

    1. gollux

      Nobody knows yet. We hope the browser programmers learned from Flash and have done their job with security as the top priority, but I'd imagine somebody's out there with a fuzzer to see how high, thick and well built the wall is. Give it a couple years and we'll know for sure.

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    1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
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      Re: These Flash exploit pieces

      I appreciate your taste in old-school movies.

  4. fearnothing

    Interestingly, Angler was a bit behind the curve on this one. The Neutrino and Magnitude kits were exploiting it several days earlier. Neutrino took first place this time, with the exploit first appearing just nine days after release of the patch.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    and still the BBC keep using it .. assuring that most people have this festering mess of code on their pc's.

    1. Dieter Haussmann

      BBC - of course, pushing the 'must-have' backdoors for their paymasters.

  6. Ian 55

    Is anyone affected suing..

    .. dailymotion.com, vodlocker.com, answers.com and legacy.com for putting those ads on their sites?

    If not, why not?

  7. Bob Hoskins

    Block Flash

    That is all.

  8. Walter Bishop Silver badge
    Facepalm

    Security researchers warning of new wave of Flash malvertising

    Such exploits wouldn't work except for the defective nature of the underlying winTEL platform.

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      1. Walter Bishop Silver badge

        Re: Security researchers warning of new wave of Flash malvertising

        and I wouldn't have to come to forums such as this to point it out

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