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    Anyone else seen this browser extension appear out of nowhere? I had Firefox telling me it was asking permission to install itself a little bit ago, and a discussion going on at StackExchange suggests that it's some new adware or malware, and that it's possibly being spread through YouTube and/or other streaming video sites.

    I'd also gotten a Windows update earlier today; I really hope that it wasn't this thing spoofing a Windows update to embed its crap on my system.

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    Well... I know nothing about that.

    http://a.tumblr.com/tumblr_mtifihupun1rfbp0oo1.mp3#_=_
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    See what you've done, modern day Republicans? You've made things so bad that I'm having to agree with Rokchick about something.

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    Yeah, it's malware. Can make your chrome crash / reopen a lot
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    OMG, Wodey found a woman who agrees with him. He must be right, cos all women are always right all the time.

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    Well, it seems to be an easy fix so far. I deleted the stuff it installed in Program Files, then to be safe, I also deleted the installer from Windows' temp files, and the small number of registry entries it made. So far, I haven't seen anything further from it.

    I'm thinking that the biggest issue is going to be avoiding reinfection.

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    Speaking of malicious code, has anyone heard about BadBIOS. This one blows my mind.

    http://arstechnica.com/security/2013...jumps-airgaps/

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdurand View Post
    Speaking of malicious code, has anyone heard about BadBIOS. This one blows my mind.

    http://arstechnica.com/security/2013...jumps-airgaps/
    ZOMG, I want it!

    I'll keep it in an isolated, encryted partition in a sandbox environment on an old computer and name it Tom.

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