Watch out for fake Adobe Flash updates

Tuesday - 7/13/2010, 4:52pm EDT

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  • Barracuda Networks says you should Watch out for fake Flash updates. The company says it found a number of compromised sites that take visitors to a very official looking Adobe Flash update page. IT security experts say if you download the updates, it could infect your computer with malware. But there is a way to spot the fake pages. The malware only allows users to click the continue button and nothing else when the fake update page opens. Barracuda says you should only get updates directly from Adobe.

  • It's like CSI for the Internet. NIST is proposing a design and architecture for forensic web services. The idea is to securely maintain the records of different kinds of web transactions, among other web services. GovInfoSecurity reports that NIST says the web serves are a preferred way to architect and provide complex services.

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