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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Have you recently seen an ad or received an email from a friend that promoted work-at-home and get-rich-quick schemes?

Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit BETA 1.06

With the newest build of Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit BETA, detecting and removing the nastiest malicious rootkits just became a whole lot better.

If you use your debit or credit card to buy groceries or get cash out of an ATM you might want to know that the bad guys could have a piece of it.

Keeping Secure in an Android World

Moving further into the mobile world, we often take security for granted. Keep yourself safe from malware with these tips.

Malwarebytes Enterprise Edition 1.2.1 Release

The Malwarebytes Enterprise Edition 1.2.1 Maintenance Release is now live and ready for download!

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro vs Free? The Pro offers a protection module that utilizes different methods to stop malware, before it can hurt your system or compromise your data.

Brazilian Facebook Trojan and Consumer Security

New Facebook trojan Febipos is currently active in Brazil and takes control of your Facebook profile using a Firefox and/or Chrome extension that’s installed during execution.

Oh, the Sites You Will Never See

Malwarebytes Website Blocking function explained.

Once again, Skype has proven itself to be a valuable tool for the spread of malware and other malicious  doings by cyber criminals.  Our researchers have discovered a scam being spread via Skype that is designed to steal the log in credentials for Skype users by dangling free premium upgrades.  However unlike other attacks, this […]

Malware today is so numerous and diverse that security professionals have known for some time that signature based solutions would no longer be able to cut it alone. Not only are there too many new malware files each day, some of them are able to change their shape and signature as they go along. But,if […]

Online PC Support Scams: Turning the Tables

You may recall a post I wrote back in April about fake Microsoft phone support calls. I had received a call from scammers whose job was to trick me into buying a bogus program for ‘only’ $299. When they saw I was not willing to pay, they got mad and deleted documents and pictures off […]

Step Forward with Malwarebytes Secure Backup

Computer security can be exhausting when you consider all the updates and scans you know you should do every day. Keeping all your data safe – not to mention website blocking, external security (keeping your password safe and your computer locked) and, of course, backing up important files in case you are actually infected with […]

New Internet Explorer 8 Zero Day

On the 1st of May (a date which many countries celebrate as Labor Day), the US Department of Labor’s website was hacked. This was described as a watering hole type of attack, aimed at certain people only. The first news reports identified it as an already known and patched Internet Explorer vulnerability until today, when […]

A couple of months ago, I did an article on generic obfuscation techniques used to hide malware.  It continues to be no surprise that malware tries to hide using an array of techniques that are easy to implement. I wanted to elaborate on one of those techniques I mentioned earlier, which was the exclusive or […]

Tech support scams: a look behind the curtain

My previous post about fake support calls from Microsoft generated a lot of reactions. I was quite astounded by how many other people also had similar experiences and that this was still going strong. In this post, we will try to better understand how such companies operate and why despite so many complaints, they are […]

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