A week in security (June 10 – 16)

A roundup of security news from June 10–16, including MegaCortex, the latest news on privacy, the abuse of Twitter’s Lists feature, and more.

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Adware and PUPs families add push notifications as an attack vector

Push notifications are being added to the arsenal of PUPs, adware, and even a Trojan browser extension that spams Facebook groups.

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Crack hunting: not all it’s cracked up to be

People sometimes ask us in the forums if a keygen or software crack is safe to use. In this post, we’ll describe what happened when one of our researchers went crack hunting, and why it is often unsafe to carry out this activity.

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A user’s right to choose: Why Malwarebytes detects Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)

By identifying and detecting Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs), Malwarebytes protects its users while giving them the right to choose whether they continue using their services. Learn why we do this, and how software programs can be reconsidered as legitimate under our PUP criteria.

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CyberByte steals Malwarebytes’ intellectual property

CyberByte has stolen Malwarebytes’ intellectual property, and has been using our data without permission in their CyberByte Antivirus software.

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Stolen security logos used to falsely endorse PUPs

To gain the trust of users, the makers of PUPs put the logos of reputable security and tech firms on their websites to imply their product is endorsed by the companies. They are not.

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A week in security (November 6 – November 12)

Learn what happened in the world of security during the week of November 6 through 12. Bitcoin multiplier scams, exploit kits, cryptocurrency mining, and a bogus WhatsApp app.

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Winning the battle against PUPs on your computer and in court

This week, a United States District Court judge ruled in Malwarebytes’ favor, dismissing a lawsuit brought against us by Enigma Software Group USA LLC (“Enigma”). Essentially, they sued us because we classified two of their software programs as Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs).

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How to tell if your Mac is infected

It’s time to start taking a closer look at your Mac. Is it acting like its normal, reliable self? Or is it exhibiting strange behavior? Here’s how to tell if your Mac is infected.

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Solution Corner: Malwarebytes for Android

Don’t let your Android phone or tablet be a source of trouble. Protect it with Malwarebytes for Android today!

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