For those of you who use the *Firefox*
browser put out by Mozilla.org (which I use, at least on this site
) I thought this was well-worth passing along. If you're not a Firefox user, go ahead and get back to the hot political topics.
There is a handy (and legitimate) thing called numberedlinks in Firefox that is a "browser extension" and someone has spoofed this, using *spam* and popups to instead install a key-logger that can capture anything you type, such as usernames and passwords. More information is below in the official alert from Network Associates (McAfee Anti-Virus). If you're a Firefox user and have McAfee AV soft*ware, you can follow the link below to download the extra.dat file to secure*your*PC. DON'T install the extra.dat if you don't use Firefox, even if you are a McAfee subscriber. If you're a Firefox user and don't use McAfee, visit your AV soft*ware site to see if they have a patch/fix.
Good luck and happy surfing!
This is a Low-Profiled Threat Notice for Downloader-AXM.
Downloader-AXM has been deemed Low-Profiled due to media attention at the following web*site:
Read About It
Information about Downloader-AXM is located on VIL at: http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_140257.htm
Downloader-AXM was first discovered on July 25, 2006 and detection will be added to the 4815 Dat files (Release Date: July 26, 2006).
Though we consider this a low threat, An EXTRA.DAT file may be downloaded via the McAfee AVERT Extra.dat Request Page: https://www.webimmune.net/extra/getextra.aspx
If you suspect you have Downloader-AXM, please submit a sample to http://www.webimmune.net
Risk Assessment Definition
For further information on the Risk Assessment and Avert Labs Recommended Actions please see: http://www.mcafee.com/us/threat_cent...ssessment.html
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