A lot of the music NipClub DJs play you comes from music-streaming service Grooveshark. It’s a great source of music of all genres, and gives a vast amount of entertainment to a lot of users. Sadly, it’s now come to light that it’s been giving some of them something else as well – data-seeking malware.
The problem is a vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player, which Grooveshark works through and which has been allowing infected ads to download bad stuff. Adobe is aware and has produced a patch to deal with it, so before you click on any Grooveshark links, or links from TinySong.com, which all resolve to Grooveshark, please go to Adobe.com and make sure you have the latest version of Flash Player.
The site will check your Flash Player and tell you if you have the new one, and if not it will walk you through the update. It doesn’t take long, and it will make your music-listening experience much safer.
If your virus-checker hasn’t alerted you to an attempt to download something unauthorized your computer probably hasn’t been infected, but it wouldn’t hurt to run a scan anyway to make sure. Also, if you know others who use Grooveshark or any other Flash Player based web service you’ll be doing them a favor if you make sure they know about the need to update Flash Player urgently.