Mac malware intercepts encrypted web traffic for ad injection

New Mac malware has been found that intercepts encrypted traffic for the purpose of injecting ads into web pages. But could this adware be used for more devious purposes in the future?

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Mobile Menace Monday: Adware MobiDash gets stealthy

Adware MobiDash, an ad-displaying nuisance, now comes with some additional stealth features. As a result, these features hide the existence of Adware MobiDash—even when it’s in plain sight.

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Cybercrime tactics & techniques Q2 2018

The last quarter is likely the last hurrah of the campaigns and attacks we’ve been seeing over the last 6 months. What comes next may completely change the game. Check out our latest Cybercrime Tactics & Techniques report to find out more about what you may encounter next quarter.

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Kuik: a simple yet annoying piece of adware

Kuik adware, which forces affected machines to join a domain controller, is using this unusual technique to push Google Chrome extensions and coin miner applications. In this blog, we’ll provide technical analysis of the adware and custom removal instructions.

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New Crossrider variant installs configuration profiles on Macs

A new variant of the Crossrider adware has been spotted that is infecting Macs in a unique way, using a configuration profile to keep its effects resident in the system.

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PBot: a Python-based adware

Recently, we came across a Python-based sample dropped by an exploit kit. Although it arrives under the disguise of a MinerBlocker, it has nothing in common with miners. In fact, it seems to be PBot: a Python-based adware.

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Myspace vs. Facebook: the good old days?

There’s a debate happening at the moment: Myspace vs. Facebook. Was it safer? Easier to use? More welcoming of sparkly gifs? We take a walk down memory lane and remind you that privacy and safety concerns plagued ye old social networks of yore.

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Malicious gaming extensions: a child’s play to infection

Some gaming portals have been preying on children to get their malicious extensions installed. They use targeted advertizing and offer (already) free games as a reward for installing their adware.

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Mobile Menace Monday: Olympics app has more ads than games

An app claiming to live stream the 2018 Winter Olympics had a short run on Google Play before being flagged for adware.

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Bogus hack apps hack users back for cryptocash

Recently, we discovered a gold mine of fake hack apps that mine for Monero cryptocurrency and serve up annoying adware.

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