Chrome users, beware of an extension by the name of "Business Flash Player".
Malicious Chrome extensions are lurking on the official Chrome Web Store, warns Kaspersky Lab Expert Fabio Assolini, and the campaign for leading users to them starts on Facebook.
With $3.14159 prize pool and a completely new target, Google's Pwnium contest has become an even greater challenge for security researchers out to make a buck from their knowledge and efforts.
Malware peddlers are taking advantage of yesterday's release of the latest version of Google Chrome and have already set up a spoofed page of the initial rollout page in order to deliver their malicious wares (click on the screenshot to enlarge it): The URL of the page has nothing to do with Google, and that's something that will tip off the majority of the potential victims to the fact that downloading the offered malware is a bad idea.
The end of one year and the beginning of another strikes a lot of people as the perfect moment to change something in their life and start with the proverbial clean slate.