New Bundlore adware targets MacOS with updated Safari extensions

Credit to Author: Xinran Wu| Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 08:00:39 +0000

Browser add-ons are a common source of privacy and security concerns. While they are usually legitimate software products with real companies behind them, these plug-ins can also be used by unscrupulous software developers as a way to turn downloads of free software into a revenue stream&#8211;dropping browser add-ons that gather information from the user, inject [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/ToQR6l1YOJE” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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A week in security (April 13 – 19)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2020 16:36:48 +0000

A roundup of the previous week’s security news, including phishing scams, coronavirus scams, Apple scams, and more.

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Mac adware is more sophisticated and dangerous than traditional Mac malware

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2020 18:34:48 +0000

Adware and PUPs can actually be far more invasive and dangerous on the Mac than “real” malware. We demonstrate with analysis of Crossrider, a sophisticated Mac adware that uses evasion and persistence techniques more complex than nation-state malware.

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Rudy Giuliani’s Twitter mishaps invite typosquatters and scammers

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 17:21:08 +0000

Rudy Giuliani’s Twitter account contains many typos that lead to the wrong website—and scammers and typosquatters are taking advantage.

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Malwarebytes Labs releases 2020 State of Malware Report

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2020 08:01:00 +0000

The 2020 State of Malware Report reveals how cybercriminals upped the ante on businesses, Mac threats outpaced PCs, and ransomware continued its targeted, deadly assault with new families in 2019. Learn all this and more in the full report, linked in our blog.

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A week in security (February 3 – 9)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 16:46:42 +0000

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we looked at Washington state’s latest efforts to provide better data privacy rights for their residents, dove into the many security questions regarding fintech, and took a look at performance art’s impact on Google Maps.

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Adposhel adware takes over browser push notifications administration

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2020 18:10:02 +0000

Adware.Adposhel has been noticed to use Chrome policies to ensure that their permissions for web push notifications don’t get removed by the user.

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