I just submitted a detailed description and request to Adobe security. Briefly, I have been experiencing numerous security breaches in the form of spoofs asking for re-updates of software I have just updated, including FP and Java. I may have been a victim of a drive by attack during one of my attempts to install the FP update. I'm running FireFox on Win7 64bit. I checked and I'm running the latest vsn of FP.
Here is the URL for one of the latter:
http://d11vdn9ox0j18d.cloudfront.net/html/pu/common.html?ait=Ad%20Info&u=http%3A%2F%2F1146 95url.directdisplayad.com%2Fcresults.jsp%3Fp%3D114695%26xyz%26ron%3Don%26ip%3D188.8.131.52 %26url%3Dhttp%253a%252f%252fphys.org%252fnews%252f2013-06-ultrasensitive-molybdenum-based- image-sensor.html%26aid%3D0%26subid%3D623%26context%3DAn%2Bultrasensitive%2Bmolybdenum-bas ed%2Bimage%2Bsensor%26mb%3D.003%26partnerMin%3D.003%26ronMin%3D.003%26selectedKeyword%3Dro n%26selectedListingId%3D7870593%26qs%3DJQwDFAMXaSFTVkVJRkRRSQ1ORURuXF5AW1QRc1pFBhAdEVReXRY QEWtaWkBbQ1Q8HgZPSEBSGw4aRBwRfVlcRFRRBiYcXkJXQEVcWVwHT0NuWUNAXF0Rc0gIBUQCGwdJHGhFHGZYD0ldV kInXwdESBRCUF5bEBkSMAtbFkoWTCoaXkNfAhEPK1NJVVUjTF4RSVdGYFwFAhEJB0cAHEYHVDI5UFYLAE8xDwQbHU1 GW1ZeEAdMMh0OGAkBYjxTMVQVGRBUWFYWERRqWksTBQEdd1ZQRUlJUg0dUxEPEWJcW0JKEFIpUwsGDQBRWg5LE0cEY Q8OAA0BTygHDRMNHwZHDAFMBBM1CgwdHARJIgAQV0sWHQcLC1kPUTsZSEMKAgV2CgACFBMVBB8PSEZPdltbAx4GBXY KUkNNRk1cSlwXSlZ2WgkCAwt_d1ZQRUlJK1xYXhcRGQ%3D%3D
Many other suspicious URLs are from cloudfront as well.
Has anyone else experienced these?
What can I do to repair this obvious security problem?
Never download Adobe updates from anywhere else than the Adobe.com website!
There have been many reports of fake alerts to update Flash Player, Adobe Reader, and other Adobe products. I don't know how you get them; either your system is infected with malware, or websites you visit are.