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Fake Flash Updater

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Bob Wiswell
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Re: Fake Flash Updater

Post by Bob Wiswell » Sun May 12, 2019 11:43 am

When I get a flash update notice I go to system preferences and open the flash player and ask it to check for updates. If there is one I install it from that prompt. This seems to be a safe approach as I have not experienced anything malicious.

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Stephen Hart
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Re: Fake Flash Updater

Post by Stephen Hart » Sun May 12, 2019 3:48 pm

You never need to get update notices from unknown sources. Adobe will do that for you:
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Re: Fake Flash Updater

Post by Stephen Hart » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:00 am

More bad news about fraudulent Flash Player installers:
Dubbed "CrescentCore," the malware comes as it usually does —in the form of a DMG file pretending to be an Adobe Flash Player installer, Intego said. If someone launches its contents, the software will check to see if it's running inside a virtual machine — a way researchers often quarantine their subjects.
https://appleinsider.com/articles/19/07 ... esearchers
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