Rogue anti-virus masquerades as Microsoft Windows update

Security vendor Sophos is warning about a new development in fake anti-virus, as the latest version it has encountered appears to be a dead-ringer for the Microsoft Update website.

According to Sophos’ Chet Wisniewski, a senior security advisor with the firm, this new scam features a near-flawless copy of the real Microsoft Update website, with one major exception: the page only appears when accessing it via the Firefox web browser, whereas the Microsoft Update page requires the use of the company’s Internet Explorer.

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