Sometimes I Hate Being Right- Send Keys

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It seems only yesterday that I wrote about the dangers of the "sendkeys" attack, and how it would easily defeat any kind of confirmation screen the adware creator puts up, and what to do about the problem.

Now both crusaders Wayne Porter and Ben Edelman discuss this techinique actively being used in the wild. Grab (a small amount of) popcorn and watch the movie.

Let's make things very clear here:

If adware creators do not create a strong validation system like we have proposed (or something similiar), then any form of obtaining user consent via a confirmation dialog is virtually worthless!

On that note a personal message to 180 Solutions.
Your "S3" has been proven to be "less than satisfactory".
Get the message and learn the lesson, or S4 and S5 will go the same way.

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