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Dark Side Behind the Live Online Coverage of FIFA World Cup Games

2014-06-27

During the FIFA World Cup, billions of people watch live games on devices like TV, iPad and phone, and of course,some choose to watch the games through live online services offered by various kinds of websites via browser. Unfortunately, the Brazil World Cup games have become the perfect bait of some malicious attackers to lure users.


Baidu Antivirus Security Center has observed that some malicious attackers released false live game links to lure users into visiting those websites and eventually downloading and installing pernicious programs which may pop up annoying ads, install useless tool bars to slow down the browsers or collect users' private information secretly.


Baidu Antivirus security experts remind the users to be highly alert to those executable files provided by some websites under the name of dedicated video player software, browser updates and Flash plug-in updates as the World Cup fever continues. Users should download and update software from official sources directly or well-known software download sites (In most cases, users can easily enjoy the convenience of the Internet without having to update their software).


Currently,Baidu Antivirus users can protect against these fake download sites just by enabling the full protection feature. It is recommended that the other users download the latest version of Baidu Antivirus and enable the full protection feature so that unwanted malware will not be installed.


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