SearchDimension search hijackers: An overview of developments

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2020 16:05:00 +0000

The SearchDimension family of search hijackers has made some headway over the past year. Here’s an overview of their latest tricks.

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WebNavigator Chromium browser published by search hijackers

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2020 17:05:25 +0000

A mystery Chromium browser recently made a sudden appearance, and is certainly proving popular. But what is it, and where did it come from?

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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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