As Internet turns 50, more risks and possibilities emerge

The world as we know it changed on October 29, 1969, the day the Internet was born. 50 years later, it’s both ubiquitous and full of potential—and risks.

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Meet Extenbro, a new DNS-changer Trojan protecting adware

We found a new Trojan that uses aggressive techniques, including blocking access to security sites, to deliver an adware bundler. Read up on what Extenbro can do and how to get this pest off your system.

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Adware the series, part 2

In part 2 of our adware series, we focus on a few methods to reroute, intercept, and change your internet traffic.

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The Day the Internet Died

Today there was a massive DDoS attack that targeted one of the DNS providers that acts as a backbone for the internet, especially in the western part of the world.

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Hosts file hijacks

The hosts file is the internet variant of a personal phonebook. We discuss a few malware variants that replace or change that phonebook, so you end up calling the wrong sites. The ones they want you to call.

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TopFlix: a DNS Unlocker variant

We take a look at a DNS hijacker called TopFlix. It poses as a media-player and is brought to you by one of the main stream bundle wrappers called SoftPulse.

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Trojan.DNSChanger circumvents Powershell restrictions

We take a close look at the functionality of a new variant of the DNS-changer adware family. Especially the use of encoded scripts as a way to bypass the Powershell execution protection.

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DNS Hijacks: Routers

We warn about not changing the default password on your router and how to go about changing it and undoing the damage if you were too late.

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DNS hijacks: what to look for

DNS name resolution. What is it? How does it work? And how can it be altered by malware?

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No, Valve is NOT Collecting your Browsing History

A recent post to Reddit suggested Steam’s VAC anti-cheat system was collecting browsing history and sending it to Valve. You can rest easy.

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