Large Hadron Collider Malware

As always people who write and distribute malware take advantage of popular news stories. This time there’s a fake link to a video about the Large Hadron Collider (a new science project). If you attempt to watch the video it asks you to download a plugin (it says that you need to download it in order to view the video).

We’ve mentioned this before, you don’t normally need to download plugins to view videos on the web.

If you see an email or web post with the following then ignore it, it just asks you to install a malicious plugin,

“This thing rocks! By the way, you can watch “Large Hadron Collider” start video report at http://***sed.com/clip/?id=Large_Hadron_Collider Pretty interesting, isn’t it?”

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