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Post Posted October 25th, 2017, 3:53 am

Hi y'awll,
The following is from the "AskWoody dot com" site.
Apparently Russia & The Ukraine are seeing the new variant.
New ransomware BadRabbit moving quickly through Russia, Ukraine.
Looks like the initial infection vector is a fake Flash update.


So, be careful if you get a message to update your Flash.
We've had recent reports from a few users here about updating Flash when visiting "sites", so be careful.

&....There has been reports of it hitting the US.
Windows Defender apparently can take care of it.
AVAST also has a blog post on it.
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Go to the Adobe site & do what I & a few others do & do manual checks every 2 weeks or so.

> https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb ... ndows.html
Check the Section > "Still having problems?"
D/L the required versions.
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