Here’s a review of last week’s posts on Malwarebytes Unpacked:
- Facebook May 18 Deactivation Scam (Fraud/Scam Alert) Spammy posts with tagged users riddled Facebook feeds of those from the Philippines or who have Filipino friends as several fake profiles have popped up to spread a false deactivation notice in an attempt to harvest ‘Likes’ and followers.
- More PUPs Sighted, Using Instagram as Lure (Security Threat) In light of Instagram gaining popularity over Twitter for US mobile users, this post serves as a reminder to readers that potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), like malware and phishing sites, are another risk factor to avoid.
- Email-borne exploits: the not-so innocuous killers targeting small business (Exploits) Supposedly genuine emails containing booby-trapped PDF files are found targeting small businesses. Opening the file allows the execution of an exploit that takes advantage of CVE-2013-0640, a known vulnerability targeting earlier to current versions of Adobe Reader.
- Difficulty removing Koler Trojan or other ransomware on Android? (Mobile Security) Mobile security expert Armando Orozco alerted our readers of a new ransomware Android app called BaDoink, which pretends to be an adult-themed streaming app. Users who have installed BaDoink may find this post useful as Armando included removal steps for it.
- Fake Paranormal Videos Haunting Facebook Users (Fraud/Alert Scam) The frequency of Facebook scams we’re seeing is alarming; the number of users falling for them? Even more. This particular scam plays on one’s interest and fascination with the paranormal.
- UEFI, SecureBoot, and dual booting Windows 8 and Linux (All Things Dev) Malware Threat Researcher Jean Taggart introduces us to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface), its predecessor, and the challenges one may face to get a dual boot environment with certain operating systems.
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