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Fingerprinting

Fingerprinting refers to the process of gathering information about a system at first contact. It is commonly used by malware to determine whether a system is vulnerable to certain attacks.

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August 29, 2016 - This post covers the information disclosure bugs in Internet Explorer and Edge that we sometimes refer to as 'fingerprinting'. We review past flaws as well as a currently unpatched one used in the wild before exploring some long term mitigations.

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June 28, 2016 - Since the disappearance of Angler EK, exploit kit activity is at one of its lowest it has been in a long time. The focus is therefore on Neutrino EK, which has somewhat picked up the pieces, although at a much lower rate. In this post we look at a change recently noticed with the Flash exploit Neutrino uses, which now includes fingerprinting of the user's machine.

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April 2, 2016 - Threat actors refine a malvertising campaign leading to Magnitude EK.

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November 6, 2015 - A new version of Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit is out and sticks it to the bad guys.

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September 24, 2020 - Sandboxes and virtual machines are tools that security researchers use to determine whether samples are malicious and what their payload is.

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September 9, 2020 - Threat actors monetize on adult traffic in several large malvertising campaigns.

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April 21, 2020 - The effectiveness of passwords to protect data has long been debated. Many have called for the death of passwords, instead pushing for biometrics to secure their most precious information. But is biometrics really a better, safer option?

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January 22, 2020 - We reveal the inner workings of WOOF locker, the most sophisticated browser locker campaign we've seen to date. Learn how this tech support scam evades researchers and ensnares users by hiding in plain sight.

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December 30, 2019 - As Magecart credit card skimmers become exposed by security researchers, their authors are refining evasion techniques to go undetected.

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