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#1 AplusWebMaster

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 04:50 PM

FYI...

Malicious Website / Malicious Code: Fradulent You Tube video on MySpace installing Zango Cash
- http://www.websense....php?AlertID=689
November 06, 2006
"Websense® Security LabsTM has discovered a number of user pages on the MySpace domain which have videos that look like they are from You Tube. The videos have an installer embedded within them for the Zango Cash Toolbar. When users click on the video, they are directed to a copy of the video, which is hosted on a site called "Yootube.info."
> Warning: This site has adult images on it.
The site has a "click here for the full video" button and redirects users to a Microsoft® Windows® media video that requests users accept the end-user licensing agreement in order to watch the video. Assuming that users have accepted the agreement, the video downloads and attempts to install setup.exe from Zango Cash..."

(Screenshots [parsed] are available at the URL above.)

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#2 AplusWebMaster

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 06:14 AM

More...

- http://www.eweek.com...,2052998,00.asp
November 7, 2006
"Just days after announcing a $3 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, adware firm Zango is again facing scrutiny for shady installation practices... The adware programs—Zango Search Assistant, 180Search Assistant, Seekmo and n-CASE—typically monitor computer users' Web use to display targeted pop-up ads. According to the FTC, the adware programs were installed on U.S. consumers' computers more than 70 million times and have displayed more than 6.9 billion pop-up ads..."

:( :grrr:
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 ......... Use your own.
Browser check for updates here.
YOU need to defend against -all- vulnerabilities.
Hacks only need to find -1- to get in...
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#3 MrHelpless

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 09:34 PM

More...

- http://www.eweek.com...,2052998,00.asp
November 7, 2006
"Just days after announcing a $3 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, adware firm Zango is again facing scrutiny for shady installation practices... The adware programs—Zango Search Assistant, 180Search Assistant, Seekmo and n-CASE—typically monitor computer users' Web use to display targeted pop-up ads. According to the FTC, the adware programs were installed on U.S. consumers' computers more than 70 million times and have displayed more than 6.9 billion pop-up ads..."

:( :grrr:


To sum up, always have Spyware S&D Protection and SpywareBlaster enabled!

Also, if you look carefully at the Windows Media Player, the bar on the top is a fake.
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