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Windows 7: If I only visited yahoo answers last two week. I'm ok ?

08 Aug 2015   #1
3Colors

64-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 
If I only visited yahoo answers last two week. I'm ok ?

The question comes in the wake I read a news(tuesday) about three pages of Yahoo (sports, news and finances) had been inserted flash advertising with malicious code. Apparently he began on July 28 and after a few days was discovered. https://blog.malwarebytes.org/malver...akes-on-yahoo/

I remember that the only pages that visit was to yahoo answers. And there no flash videos. It was safe to visit only that page ?


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08 Aug 2015   #2
DarKnight

Win7 Ultimate/X84
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 3Colors View Post
The question comes in the wake I read a news(tuesday) about three pages of Yahoo (sports, news and finances) had been inserted flash advertising with malicious code. Apparently he began on July 28 and after a few days was discovered. https://blog.malwarebytes.org/malver...akes-on-yahoo/

I remember that the only pages that visit was to yahoo answers. And there no flash videos. It was safe to visit only that page ?
Yes,it was absolutely safe to visit that page,no problem
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08 Aug 2015   #3
3Colors

64-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I hope so.

When I read the news I was surprised :S It may be visiting your favorite page and not knowing if it is safe at that moment.
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08 Aug 2015   #4
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just to be sure, check that you have the latest Flash version. Those "ads" probably are leveraging one of the latest vulnerabilities found in Flash 17 and earlier. Upgrading to 18 will prevent any malicious code to exploit you, even if you visit infected pages.
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08 Aug 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Or better yet uninstall flash most browser do not need it anymore
Yahoo is always getting hacked I would dump it altogether they have horrible oversight of their own sites adds.
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10 Aug 2015   #6
3Colors

64-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
Just to be sure, check that you have the latest Flash version. Those "ads" probably are leveraging one of the latest vulnerabilities found in Flash 17 and earlier. Upgrading to 18 will prevent any malicious code to exploit you, even if you visit infected pages.
I had version 18 in those days(18.0.0.203). Right now I'm not sure go back there but I think there is no advertising with flash videos. From what I read in other pages, it was only with the flash and those three pages, I hope so. Because if not... panic :S :P


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Or better yet uninstall flash most browser do not need it anymore
Yahoo is always getting hacked I would dump it altogether they have horrible oversight of their own sites adds.
I think Flash will be for several more years.



You believe that a vulnerability like that can be blocked by antivirus ?
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