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myname77
19th September 2008, 05:22 PM
Ok, this one I've seen twice in the past week, and it goes like this.

FC9 Gnome is my OS

I have a browser open, and want to send the URL to a co-worker. I highlight the URL in the address bar, right click and copy.

I go into evolution, create a new email, and in the body I hit CTRL+V or right click and PASTE, doesn't matter. but what is pasted is NOT the URL I copied, but some other URL that appears to be a fake site telling people they have a virus and spyware.

I opened GEDIT, and pasted there, same URL. I opened a text document I had, selected some text from it, Copied the text, went to the bottom and pasted, same stupid URL.

Whatever I did I could not get this URL out of my clipboard. I ended up rebooting and that cleared it up, but it has happened twice in a little over a week. And the URL that it's pasting, I've never gone there.

The URL I copied from has been different sites, one was Newegg (today's) and last week it was from slashdot or DIGG, I cannot remember.

Has anyone else seen this behavior?

--k

pete_1967
19th September 2008, 05:24 PM
Do you have a URL to the page where you tried to copy the URL and can you tell which one of the links on that page you tried to copy.

adrianx
19th September 2008, 06:09 PM
I remember reading about this Adobe Flash clipboard hijack attack over a month ago.

http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=1733

myname77
19th September 2008, 06:49 PM
I remember reading about this Adobe Flash clipboard hijack attack over a month ago.

http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=1733

Interesting, I'd love to know which site it was now. This is good to know.

--kp