False Firefox though we see some very devious social engineering behavior used by scammers and cybercriminals on occasion, designed to trick users into making foolish decisions, we also see some very essential attempt at online crime.
Get, for instance, this email which was spammed out this weekend pretend to be an optional about a new update to the popular Firefox web browser.
Hopefully no regular reader of Naked Security would fall for it.
Fake Firefox update email
Subject: New version released.
A Firefox software update is a quick download of small amounts of new code to your existing Firefox browser. These small patches can contain security fixes or other little changes to the browser to ensure that you are using the best version of Firefox available. Firefox is constantly evolving as our community finds ways to make it better, and as we adjust to the latest security threats. Keeping your Firefox up-to-date is the best way to make sure that you are using the smartest, fastest and . most importantly . safest version of Firefox available. A Firefox update will not make any changes to your bookmarks, saved passwords or other settings. However, there is a possibility that some of your Add-ons won.t be immediately compatible with new updates.
For security reasons please update your firefox version now
There is no surprise at this time. The link downloads an executable file, which bundle jointly an installer for Mozilla Firefox 5.0.1 and… A password-stealing Trojan horse.