Monthly Archives: September 2016

PUP Friday: Nikoff Security redux

Last Friday, I wrote about a set of 6 PUP apps by Nikoff Security. This week, there have been some new developments in the story, some good news and some bad news. First the good news Apple finally removed those apps from the Mac App … Continue reading

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Lesser known tricks of spoofing extensions

It is a well-known fact that malware using social engineering tricks is designed to hide itself from being an obvious executable. Malicious attachments are sent with specially crafted icons that are pretending to be real document files. In addition to … Continue reading

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Imitation uBlock Origin app spotted on Chrome Store

uBlock Origin is a widely used browser app or extension known for its ability to filter content. For Internet users who wish to remain safe from possible threats they may encounter while browsing the Web, uBlock Origin is one of … Continue reading

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TeamXRat: Brazilian cybercrime meets ransomware

Brazilian cybercriminals are notorious for their ability to develop banking trojans but now they have started to focus their efforts in new areas, including ransomware. We discovered a new variant of a Brazilian-made ransomware, Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Xpan, that is being used to … Continue reading

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Vendor Security Alliance formed to improve cybersecurity of third-party providers

Nine technology companies—Uber, Docker, Dropbox, Palantir, Twitter, Square, Atlassian, GoDaddy, and Airbnb—have recently founded the Vendor Security Alliance (VSA), an independent, non-profit coalition that aims to help member companies evaluate or assess the security and privacy of third-party providers whom … Continue reading

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Snapchat rebrands, introduces new ad platform and hardware

When Google Glass was first released in 2013, the Internet giant also pushed out a guideline for Glass Explorers, telling them “don’t be creepy”. It appears that it was this advice that Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel took to heart and … Continue reading

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Brad Pitt subject of new hoax after split with Jolie

News of famed actor, Brad Pitt, purportedly taking his own life has been making rounds within Facebook immediately after TMZ revealed that his wife, Angelina Jolie, filed for divorce. This is the most recent celebrity death hoax to hit social … Continue reading

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Komplex Mac backdoor answers old questions

A new piece of Mac malware, dubbed Komplex, has been discovered by Palo Alto Networks. This malware provides a backdoor into the system, like most other recent Mac malware. Where it gets most interesting, though, isn’t in its capabilities, but in … Continue reading

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RIG exploit kit takes on large malvertising campaign

There has been an interesting battle between two exploit kits in the past few months. Following the demise of the Angler exploit kit in June, Neutrino EK assumed the lead position by having the top malware and malvertising campaigns defaulted to … Continue reading

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A week in security (Sep 18 – Sep 24)

Last week, we listed 10 ways one can secure their mobile devices, issued a warning about a scam posted on our Facebook page about ATM heists, discussed a form of hijacking involving the Windows hosts file, and gave readers a … Continue reading

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