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Juliet

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http://forums.whatthetech.com/index.php?showtopic=94109&st=375

 

 

FYI...

 

Facebook app links to malware...

- http://www.trustedsource.org/blog/512/Face...inks-to-Malware

November 11, 2010 - "... a malicious Java applet was being linked through a Facebook application. Users don’t have to install the Facebook app on their profiles to be be exposed to this threat. On browsing to a specific Facebook application page displayed in an Eastern European language, the page connects to a malicious site that hosts a signed Java applet that claims to be “Sun_Microsystems_Java_Security_Update_6" and is published by “Sun Java MicroSystems”... The only indication of suspicious activity is the fact that the digital signature cannot be verified by a trusted source. The warning also requests permission from the user to run the applet... In this case, when the user clicks Run, the Java applet downloads an arbitrary executable from a URL passed as a parameter on the website... The downloaded trojan payload is a password stealer which search for passwords stored on the user’s machine..."

 

> http://forums.whatthetech.com/index.php?s=...st&p=694002

 

:ph34r: <_<

 

I wouldn't let a popular website download this for me when it's something you can check yourself. By going to the download web site your most definitely have the legit version.

If you think your computer has an outdated version of Java, use this link to verify which is installed

http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp

Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system.

 

http://java.com/en/download/

Version 6 Update 22 <--the most current.

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