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  • Banner Ad on MySpace delivers spyware to over a million viewers

    An online banner advertisement that ran on MySpace.com and other sites over the past week used a Windows security flaw to infect more than a million users with spyware when people merely browsed the sites with unpatched versions of Windows, according to data collected by iDefense, a Verisign company.

    Full Story: http://blog.washingtonpost.com/secur...are_to_mo.html
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    Re: Banner Ad on MySpace delivers spyware to over a million viewers

    gg MySpace, my gf visits the page daily, and I hate seeing it on my screen. Better go check to see if I've got that crap on my computer, thanks for posting would not of known otherwise.


    Well, I noticed it affects IE users without the fix, my gf for some reason uses IE to open myspace site, I use firefox.

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      Re: Banner Ad on MySpace delivers spyware to over a million viewers

      Here's to the day when Fx's popularity renders it no less victim to this sort of attack than is IE today.
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        Re: Banner Ad on MySpace delivers spyware to over a million viewers

        Originally posted by undead77
        gg MySpace,
        Originally posted by The Article
        An online banner advertisement that ran on MySpace.com and other sites
        Seriously now: let's save the "gg MySpace" when they start intentionally loading spyware and other crap on your PC a la our "good friends" at Sony.

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