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Fake Flash Player Chrome Extension Launches Click Fraud Site

05
Sep
2014

An extension from Google Chrome purporting to deliver Adobes Flash Player has been found to launch a website apparently built for click fraud, triggered by opening Facebook or Twitter. The entire process is quite complex, because it involves downloading multiple files on the computer and bypasses the recent protection added to Chrome against installation of browser extensions that are not in Chrome Web Store. It all starts with a baiting tweet that advertises Facebook Secretsr…

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