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A Week in Security (Sept 21 – 27)

September 29, 2014 | BY

A Week in Security (Sept 21 – 27)

Last week, we’ve seen quite a number of in-the-wild exploits that affect systems installed with unpatched Adobe Flash Player—one via direct exploitation and another via malicious advertisements—and Internet Explorer (IE). Users of Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit are protected from these particular attacks, which we have detailed in the following blog posts by Senior Security Researcher Jérôme Segura: ‘Flash EK’ skips […]

Yet another case of malvertising on The Pirate Bay

September 27, 2014 | BY

Yet another case of malvertising on The Pirate Bay

The Pirate Bay is famous for its tumultuous relationship with copyright advocates and law enforcement. And yet, despite police raids and numerous trials, the torrent site is still going strong with a new infrastructure, as detailed in a recent article published by Torrent Freak. From a security standpoint, The Pirate Bay has been involved in notorious malvertising attacks, […]

Browser Extensions and Facebook Profile Viewers

September 26, 2014 | BY

Browser Extensions and Facebook Profile Viewers

We recently saw a website – thousandssa(dot)pw – offering up a Facebook Profile Visitor browser extension: “Profile views * Instantly see who is viewing your profile * Check how many photo views you have * It’s completely free” Long time readers will know anything related to profile views on social networks will set alarm bells ringing, […]

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