Friday, March 25, 2011

Spotify Free ad system hit with malware

 Users of Spotify may have gotten virus warnings while using the Spotify service the other day. A 3rd party ad which contained exploit code went through the system of free users the other day. Researchers seem to have detected it as being created with the "Blackhole Exploit kit" and the Java Trojan attempted to drop other trojans on the machine. The exploit worked through outdated software vulnerability's which opened the machine to attack

  Spotify has pulled all 3rd party ads from their free user service as it looks into what ad caused it and more prevention steps to prevent this from happening again.

 I would like to encourage everyone to take the time to update all their software on their machine to stay safe from these types of attacks that can happen at any time. The warnings in your tray icon about software that needs updated are there for a reason.

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