News from December 23-26, 2012: ZeroAccess new variant, Google Chrome changes, Fake YouTube notifications

The following is the latest list of updates in the computer security industry:

  • For those that know how much of a pain ZeroAccess can be, a new variant was released lately that hides module paths, most of them showing descendants of malware infected porn files (particularly about animal sex or erotica).
  • It will now be impossible to silently install extensions into Google’s Chrome browser. With version 25, the option is no longer allowed.
  • People are being scammed by spam and other notifications for pharmaceutical ads promoting on YouTube. These spammers commonly operate in affiliate networks, pushing fake drugs and other false pharmaceuticals.

That is all the latest news, which we missed because of Christmas holiday. Kudos to everyone!

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