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Explained: the Malwarebytes Website Protection module

We talked to Steven Burn (aka MysteryFCM), the lead of our Web Protection team and owner of hpHosts, and asked him about the strengths and possible improvements of the Malicious Website Protection module that comes with Malwarebytes Premium. To start off, let us explain what the module does and how you can use it. What […]

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Browser-based fingerprinting: implications and mitigations

Malware authors will leverage every tool and trick they can to keep their operations in complete stealth mode. Fingerprinting gives them this extra edge to hide from security researchers and run large campaigns almost completely undetected. To describe it succinctly, fingerprinting makes use of an information disclosure flaw in the browser that allows an attacker to read the user’s […]

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Wildfire, the ransomware threat that takes Holland and Belgium hostage

While ransomware is a global threat, every now and then we see a variant that targets one specific region. For example, the Coinvault malware had many infections in the Netherlands, because the authors posted malicious software on Usenet and Dutch people are particular fond of downloading things over Usenet. Another example is the recent Shade […]