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If you think that Flash, the once-popular web plugin, couldn’t die fast enough , even those annoying fake Flash installers riddled with malware aren’t going anywhere any time soon. In fact, they’re getting even sneakier. New research out of Palo Alto Networks found a recent spike of fake Flash installers not only dropping cryptocurrency mining malware on vulnerable computers — but actually installing Flash while it’s there. The researchers said that this new technique is a way to deceive the user by tricking them into thinking that it’s a legitimate Flash installer. Once the installer opens, it quietly implants XMRig , an open source cryptocurrency miner that uses the computer’s process... Full story

11 October