MALWARE ALERT: 'FLASH PLAYER'

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Sciuriware, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. Sciuriware macrumors regular

    Sciuriware

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    Hi all,
    I'm not the first to find out, but this malware is so mean it could even waste your Mac.
    Several websites suddenly tell you that your ADOBE Flash Player is obsolete
    and 'offer' a new one. DO NOT ACCEPT IT!
    The trick is that you must give your administrator password somewhere to install it.

    To avoid any problems: go to System Preferences, click the Flash Player icon below,
    choose the updates tab, check "Allow Adobe ..." (that's the real one), and
    to be sure, click "Check Now" to convince yourself that updates are unnecessary.

    Have a safe 2017.
    ;JOOP!
     
  2. deany macrumors 68030

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  3. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    Were you on a naughty site? That's where most of that stuff comes from...so I've heard
     
  4. Sciuriware thread starter macrumors regular

    Sciuriware

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    ... and of course you want to have the URL because you want to go there too.
    Well, it's 2016 and nowadays there are more 'naughty' sites than 'decent(?)' sites.
    Besides, lately most people here were infected from a local weather site.
    So that's my definition of naughty: what you think you should trust.

    And about this site ....... aaargh!
    ;JOOP!
     
  5. MSastre macrumors regular

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    When you want to update Flash Player, do a separate log in to Adobe.com and download from there. That way you know it is legit.
     
  6. Sciuriware thread starter macrumors regular

    Sciuriware

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    I still think it's safer to let Flash Player do the updating itself as described.
    So you do not have to login somewhere or do clumsy things.
    Keep all risks to a minimum.

    ;JOOP!
     
  7. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    I update from the Flash player System Pref pane.
    I suppose I could let it auto update, but don't really trust Adobe since ATM days.
     
  8. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    I just use Chrome with its sandboxed Flash Player. QED, over and out…
     
  9. lederermc macrumors regular

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    I removed flash from my mac's Most sites work okay by using html5 instead of flash. A couple of times a month I will transfer the render to chrome (Menu: Develop/Open Page with ...) that has flash built-it. It's really not a problem living with Flash.
     
  10. jk73 macrumors 6502

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    Steve Jobs was never more right than he was about Flash. I (finally) deleted Flash a year ago and haven't missed it one bit.
     
  11. Tech198, Dec 30, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2016

    Tech198 macrumors G4

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    ...almost as bad being on the naughty list

    or bookmark this link : http://www.adobe.com/

    and click 'Menu" "Adobe Flash player"

    Ya, but even its not a totally trapeze act, Apple would still do it for battery life only. Almost like, its their 'golden rule'
     

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