hacker's trap

Barry Churchill's picture

GUESS WHAT POPPED UP AGAIN .... "ADOBE FLASH PLAYER SETTINGS" .. WINDOW

DO NOT 'ALLOW'... DON'T EVEN TOUCH IT ! I'M PRETTY SURE THAT LITTLE WINDOW IS THE WORM HOLE!

 HAS ANYONE ELSE SEEN THIS ?? 

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I don't think this is it...

The image here shows a legitimate Adobe Flash Player Settings pop-up. It is over a video in an A.F. player, and is asking if you wish to let some domain store content on you computer. Unless you trust the domain - simply select "Deny".

This is very different from fake Adobe Flash Player UPDATE scams. These scams ask you to install a piece of software disguised as a Flash Player update, but which is actually a "Trojan" virus.
Don't EVER EVER install or run programs from a source you don't completely trust. If you are ever unsure, err on the side of caution - the vast majority of internet threats cannot hurt you unless you take some action - like installing or running a program, so they will try to trick you into doing so.

In short - I don't think this is one of those scams, since it is not asking you to install or execute anything, just to give permission, which you can deny.

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