Extortion, precision malware, and ruthless scams. Read the State of Malware 2021 report

Through the chaos and devastation of 2020, one form of business seems to have thrived—the creation and operation of malicious software.

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Apple security hampers detection of unwanted programs

Recent moves by Apple signal a potentially difficult future on macOS, where antivirus developers will have to play by increasingly limiting rules.

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Mac adware is more sophisticated and dangerous than traditional Mac malware

Adware and PUPs can actually be far more invasive and dangerous on the Mac than “real” malware. We demonstrate with analysis of Crossrider, a sophisticated Mac adware that uses evasion and persistence techniques more complex than nation-state malware.

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Billion-dollar search engine industry attracts vultures, shady advertisers, and cybercriminals

We look at the ways in which criminals and vultures use less-than-honest tactics to fleece the search engine industry for a piece of its billion-dollar pie.

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Mac threat detections on the rise in 2019

For the first time ever, Mac threats broke into Malwarebytes’ top five overall detections of 2019. Take a look at this and other telemetry that shows Mac malware is certainly on the rise.

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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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