Introducing the brand new Malwarebytes Labs

Hey folks, Welcome to the new Malwarebytes Unpacked…err…Labs! It’s new, improved, and bigger than ever. Hope you like it.

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REDACTION: WinRAR Vulnerability

We here at Malwarebytes take pride in our ability to find the latest threats that users face on daily basis and do our best to not only block and remove them with our products but also inform the general public about their danger through our blog. In a very few cases, we jump the gun in our efforts to explain a threat and end up posting information that hasn’t been thoroughly analyzed.

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Imgur Abused in DDoS Attack Against 4Chan!

So a few of you might have noticed that we started blocking “Imgur.com” which is a popular image sharing website. The reason we did this is because of a vulnerability within their code that allowed cyber criminals to load malicious javascript code into the browsers of site users. This in turn was used to turn each system into a DDoS weapon.

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UPDATE NOW: Critical Patch Pushed by Microsoft

Usually, Microsoft pushes out updates on “Patch Tuesday” but the severity of the vulnerability they are fixing requires immediate remediation and a new update released in the last 24 hours. The update fixes a serious security flaw found within how Windows products read certain types of fonts.

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Encountering the Wild PUP

The Internet is full of dangers; threats like malware, phishing, hackers and exploits are some, but did you know that there is a far more common threat to users that no one seems to talk about, a threat that almost everyone who has ever owned a computer has experienced.

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