‘FakeUpdates’ campaign leverages multiple website platforms

Browser update? Do not trust, and do verify before downloading potential malware. Categories: Social engineering Threat analysis Tags: chromeChtonicfake updatesFakeUpdatesfirefoxflashJoomlamalvertisingmalwareratSquarespacewordpress (Read more...) The post ‘FakeUpdates’ campaign leverages multiple website platforms appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Google officially bans all crypto miners from Chrome web store

Cryptocurrency miners have become such a problem that Google is taking a radical measure to protect customers from stealthy miners disguised as legitimate browser extensions – banning any miner that even approaches its Chrome web store. As we reported earlier, the crypto gold rush has triggered a massive influx of schemes to generate digital cash
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Tech support scam alarms Chrome users

With evolving technology comes evolving threats. Recently, a researcher revealed that a new type of scam freezes Google Chrome and tricks users into believing that their network security has been compromised. Little did they know that following instructions listed on the screen will lead to an actual security breach. The post Tech support scam alarms Chrome users appeared first on Health Security Solutions.
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Company Embedded Password-Stealing Malware into Installer as Part of DRM Efforts

A company embedded password-stealing malware into an installer as part of its digital rights management (DRM) efforts to combat software pirates. On 18 Sunday, Reddit user crankyrecursion spotted the malware hiding within Flight Sim Labs’ installer for its A320 flight simulator desktop software. A little digging on the user’s part revealed that the threat originates … Read More The post Company Embedded Password-Stealing Malware into Installer as Part of DRM Efforts appeared first on The State of Security.
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Tech support scammers find new way to jam Google Chrome

Browsers are usually the first point of contact between victims and threat actors. With a few bits of code, crooks manage once again to freeze Google Chrome and scare users into calling for assistance. Categories: Malwarebytes news Tags: chromefreezeGooglejamtech support scams (Read more...) The post Tech support scammers find new way to jam Google Chrome appeared...
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Meltdown and Spectre fixes cause problems

It’s been three weeks since one of the worst IT security vulnerabilities in history was announced, and consumers are still receiving mixed messages about how to protect themselves. We usually encourage users to install software updates as often as possible, but when it comes to Meltdown and Spectre, that advice comes with an asterisk. The post Meltdown and Spectre fixes cause problems appeared first on Health Security Solutions.
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New Chrome and Firefox extensions block their removal to hijack browsers

Two new extensions in Firefox and Chrome force install then hide from the user. Learn how you can protect yourself against them and remove them manually. Categories: Malware Threat analysis Tags: blockedchromeextensionsfirefoxnormal removalPieter Arntz (Read more...) The post New Chrome and Firefox extensions block their removal to hijack browsers appeared...
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