Kuik: a simple yet annoying piece of adware

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 08 May 2018 16:00:27 +0000

Kuik adware, which forces affected machines to join a domain controller, is using this unusual technique to push Google Chrome extensions and coin miner applications. In this blog, we’ll provide technical analysis of the adware and custom removal instructions.

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New Crossrider variant installs configuration profiles on Macs

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:30:00 +0000

A new variant of the Crossrider adware has been spotted that is infecting Macs in a unique way, using a configuration profile to keep its effects resident in the system.

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PBot: a Python-based adware

Credit to Author: hasherezade| Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Recently, we came across a Python-based sample dropped by an exploit kit. Although it arrives under the disguise of a MinerBlocker, it has nothing in common with miners. In fact, it seems to be PBot: a Python-based adware.

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Myspace vs. Facebook: the good old days?

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:13:59 +0000

There’s a debate happening at the moment: Myspace vs. Facebook. Was it safer? Easier to use? More welcoming of sparkly gifs? We take a walk down memory lane and remind you that privacy and safety concerns plagued ye old social networks of yore.

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8 tips to avoid a spyware attack

Credit to Author: Rajiv Singha| Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:30:45 +0000

Spyware refers to software that spy on your Internet browsing activities, record keystrokes, and collect almost any type of data including your personal information such as credit/debit card or banking details, login IDs and passwords. In this post, we share 8 tips to avoid a spyware attack and keep your…

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Malicious gaming extensions: a child’s play to infection

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2018 15:30:00 +0000

Some gaming portals have been preying on children to get their malicious extensions installed. They use targeted advertizing and offer (already) free games as a reward for installing their adware.

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Mobile Menace Monday: Olympics app has more ads than games

Credit to Author: Nathan Collier| Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2018 18:00:00 +0000

An app claiming to live stream the 2018 Winter Olympics had a short run on Google Play before being flagged for adware.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Quick Heal Annual Threat Report 2018 | Key Findings

Credit to Author: Rajib Singha| Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:46:37 +0000

The Quick Heal Annual Threat Report 2018 is up and it puts together information that concerns individuals and business owners alike. It gives an insight into how the cybersecurity landscape shaped up in 2017 and how it is going to be in 2018. This infographic presents a quick overview of…

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A massive security flaw discovered in Skype. Fix not coming anytime soon.

Credit to Author: Shriram Munde| Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:10:30 +0000

Quick Heal Security Labs has recently learned about a serious vulnerability in Skype’s update installer – that’s the bad news. The worse news is, Microsoft is not going to patch the vulnerability anytime soon as this would require the updater to go through a ‘large code revision’. What is this…

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