A week in security (July 22 – 28)

The latest cybersecurity news for the week of July 22–28. We look at Phobos ransomware, stalkerware’s similarities to parental monitoring apps, and the investigation into Malaysian Airlines Flight 17.

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Your device, your choice: AdwCleaner now detects preinstalled software

Because you, the user, should be able to decide which software ends up on your devices, Malwarebytes AdwCleaner 7.3.0 now detects preinstalled software.

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How to remove adware from your PC

Half the battle in avoiding adware is reading install wizards and EULAs very carefully. But let’s be real: no one does that. Here’s how to remove adware from your PC in a few easy steps.

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How to harden AdwCleaner’s web backend using PHP

More and more applications are moving from desktop to the web, where they are particularly exposed to security risks. They are often tied to a database backend, and thus need to be properly secured, even though most of the time they are designed to restrict access to authenticated users only. PHP is used to develop…

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A week in security (Oct 16 – Oct 22)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from the 16th of October to the 22nd. This week, we reported about a Facebook hoax, a noteworthy DDoS attack, ransomware, and exploit kit campaigns. We also made several company announcements.

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Malwarebytes acquires AdwCleaner

As part of our mission to get more aggressive in the detection of Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) we are announcing the acquisition of AdwCleaner.

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