PUP Friday: Nikoff Security

My attention was drawn a few weeks ago to a group of 6 apps in the Mac App Store, all made by someone named Nicholas Ebner. I downloaded the apps and ran them through their paces, and quickly my suspicions were confirmed.

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Mobile Menace Monday: Fake AV makes it onto Google Play

Beware of Antivirus Free 2016 in the Google Play store, it could very easily be confused for a legitimate AV scanner.

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Vonteera Adware Uses Certificates to Disable Anti-Malware

Vonteera crossed a line when it decided to actively disable anti-malware and anti-virus software. They used certificates to pull that off.

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Tech Support scammers rip big brand security software with fake warnings

Who do you need to call when these fake antivirus or anti-malware downloads fail to install (as planned), why, fake tech support of course!

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“Buy $500 antivirus from us,” say cyber-criminals

You’ve paid the ransom. Then you paid them to purge your ‘criminal records’, but cyber crooks are now bullying you to buy a $500 antivirus.

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