Fake Firefox Update Email Downloads Trojan Horse

spam1 150x150 Fake Firefox Update Email Downloads Trojan HorseScammers go to great lengths to come up with sophisticated and sneaky methods to trick you into making unwise decisions but this weekend, there was a rather simple scam being spammed out.

According to Naked Security, an email was spammed out over the weekend pretending to be an advisory about a new update to the popular Firefox web browser. It actually was just a link to download a Trojan horse.  *Always remember, Firefox will update itself. 

Subject: New version released.

Message body:

Important notice
A Firefox software update is a quick download of small amounts of new code to your existing Firefox browser. These small patches can contain security fixes or other little changes to the browser to ensure that you are using the best version of Firefox available. Firefox is constantly evolving as our community finds ways to make it better, and as we adjust to the latest security threats. Keeping your Firefox up-to-date is the best way to make sure that you are using the smartest, fastest and . most importantly . safest version of Firefox available. A Firefox update will not make any changes to your bookmarks, saved passwords or other settings. However, there is a possibility that some of your Add-ons won.t be immediately compatible with new updates.
For security reasons please update your firefox version now

Read more: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/08/08/fake-firefox-update-email-malware/

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