arnie1967: (Speech bubble)
[personal profile] arnie1967
This has happened to me twice over the past 2 days, so I thought I'd post a warning in case anyone else gets hit.

I was reading a messageboard and one of the pages was redirected to a Firefox warning page with a pop up urging me to "download this security patch". Fortunately, I didn't as I'm extremely suspicious of that kind of crap.

I went looking and found this from Firefox.

The ads on the affected pages are hacked to redirect you to a fake webpage. If it happens to you don't download the security patch.

(no subject)

Date: 2017-05-25 06:49 pm (UTC)
ext_24338: (Bunny Computer)
From: [identity profile] leesa-perrie.livejournal.com
Thanks for the warning! My hubby (IT guy) has warned me of these things too. In fact, if something like this pops up, I tend to go to task manager and close the browser (as it often won't close any other way). Sometimes clicking 'cancel' or 'leave this page' can cause problems apparently, so I'd rather close the browser via task manager and be safe.

(no subject)

Date: 2017-05-26 12:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dimity-blue.livejournal.com
I didn't think about doing that but it's a good idea.

(no subject)

Date: 2017-05-26 03:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vamysteryfan.livejournal.com
Good to know!

(no subject)

Date: 2017-05-27 09:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dimity-blue.livejournal.com
Forewarned is forearmed. It's ridiculous we have to be so careful!

(no subject)

Date: 2017-05-27 07:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stargatesg1971.livejournal.com
Like you I'm always cautious but thanks for the heads up.

(no subject)

Date: 2017-05-27 09:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dimity-blue.livejournal.com
You're welcome, Beth. I hope you never need the info though.

(no subject)

Date: 2017-05-27 11:49 am (UTC)

May 2017

S M T W T F S
 1 23456
78910111213
141516 1718 1920
21 22 2324 2526 27
28 2930 31   

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags