Fake Firefox and Google Browser Alerts Spread Bogus Program ‘Security Tool’

A large number of malicious websites are using social engineering techniques to display fake security alerts that resemble the legitimate ones the web browsers Firefox and Chrome display when a user navigates to a page that is suspected to be malicious.

The typical social engineering tactic of displaying a false warning message or security alert is nothing new to us because over the years we have witnessed literally hundreds of rogue applications that use this technique.


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