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Encountering the Wild PUP

Online Security

Encountering the Wild PUP

The Internet is full of dangers; threats like malware, phishing, hackers and exploits are some, but did you know that there is a far more common threat to users -- PUPs.

By Adam Kujawa

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Mobile advertisers use malware tricks to get installs

Mobile Security

Mobile advertisers use malware tricks to get installs

Deceptive advertising targeting Android users is an effective way of getting malware installed, but now some advertisers are using it to get paid through pay-per-install schemes.

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Google’s DoubleClick ad network abused once again in malvertising attacks

Malvertising

Google’s DoubleClick ad network abused once again in malvertising attacks

Unfortunately, another incident where DoubleClick is part of the advertising chain has happened again.

Encountering the Wild PUP

October 16, 2014 | BY

Encountering the Wild PUP

The Internet is full of dangers; threats like malware, phishing, hackers and exploits are some, but did you know that there is a far more common threat to users that no one seems to talk about, a threat that almost everyone who has ever owned a computer has experienced.

Changes in the LSP stack

October 13, 2014 | BY

Changes in the LSP stack

The Windows LSP stack is a set of dll’s that can monitor, filter and alter the data coming in through your internet connection. Unwanted elements can be removed by using the uninstaller in case of PUPs or by resetting the winsock catalog if that fails.

A Week in Security (Oct 05 – 11)

October 13, 2014 | BY

A Week in Security (Oct 05 – 11)

Another week, another round-up of news and breaking stories! On the Malwarebytes Unpacked blog, I looked at some phone numbers in circulation tied to so-called “Vishing” scams. This is where a scammer uses the telephone to phish user details from an unsuspecting victim, often with dire financial consequences. Elsewhere, we had a Linkedin profile claiming […]

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