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Oct 29 2011   2:39PM GMT

Beware of Halloween tricks

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

The bad guys love to trick people into downloading their malicious garbage and will use just about any tactics to do so. It’s Halloween season, so people will be searching for all kinds of scary stuff to decorate, dress up and generally celebrate the creepy. The hackers know this and have started putting up poisoned search results, such as the one below for “free halloween skeleton templates.”

The site links to a fake video site and will infect you with malware if you fall for the trick of installing Adobe Flash player. More info can be found here: http://community.websense.com/blogs/securitylabs/archive/2011/10/05/first-wave-of-halloween-scare.aspx

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