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[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.

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Date: 2017-05-25 06:49 pm (UTC)
ext_24338: (Bunny Computer)
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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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