Lost Bitcoins? Don't Click on This Malware Spam

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neieus

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I originally liked the idea of bitcoins but after watching graphic card prices skyrocket then something like this happened... I have never mined a bitcoin before and now I don't think I want too. It's bad enough our credit and debit cards can be hacked why add a new target?
 

DarkSable

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Seriously? Malware that you have to click on the news, decide that you want to read it enough to "install flash," learn how to unpack a .rar (if computers aren't your thing, which is true for the targets of malware and such), and THEN run a .exe.This seems like a ridiculous and ineffective way of spreading malware, especially since it applies only to those who lost bitcoin.
 

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Seriously? Malware that you have to click on the news, decide that you want to read it enough to "install flash," learn how to unpack a .rar (if computers aren't your thing, which is true for the targets of malware and such), and THEN run a .exe.This seems like a ridiculous and ineffective way of spreading malware, especially since it applies only to those who lost bitcoin.
Actually, faking a legit web page and including a Flash installer (which, BTW, can happen on a legit web page, as well) instead of trying more sneaky ( and more obvious) ways is bound to work with half-PC literate people (same way that you're more likely to open the front door for someone in a nice suit than someone in dubious-looking clothing). The only thing about this scam that's not going to work is the fact that people that got into Bitcoin mining or trading are a little more than half-literate when it comes to computers. Other than that, it has more chances than the classic Nigerian princess scheme.
 

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This is happening to my computer now, but not because of bitcoins. I am not sure how it started, but since yesterday, I have been unable to navigate to Facebook and any Google-related site, and I get a message that says my Adobe Flash Player needs updating. Interestingly, I got this warning while using Safari on my iPhone 4. Apple doesn't even support Adobe Flash Player! I didn't click to install, obviously, but I cannot get these d*mn notifications to go away. NOTE: I tried to post this by using my Google and Facebook accounts, and this site wouldn't let me because "something is interfering with your secure connection to accounts.google.com" WTH!
 
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