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Follow-up from my blog post yesterday on SWF files being used in spam: One researcher has shared with me a little over 800 SWF files on ImageShack, all pushing malware.  I did a quick spot check and many of these are still live. I have been told that ImageShack has been notified.   I hope they get this stuff down fast.



I did get a reader who was a bit confused about this, so just to make it clear: These SWF files include a simple redirect that pops-up a dialog to install a piece of malware from a different location.  You actually have to click “Run” to execute the malware.

Alex Eckelberry