Website misconfigurations and other errors to avoid

Website misconfigurations can lead to hacking, malfunction, and worse. We take a look at recent mishaps and advise site owners on how to lock down their platforms.

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Search engine shenanigans: Malwarebytes mentions aren’t what they seem

Hunting for information on Malwarebytes, including blog posts or researcher names on Google’s search engine? Be wary of websites stuffed with keywords designed to send you into an ad blizzard.

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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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Bizarre Essex Police #cyberaware Tweet Mystery

The official Essex Police Twitter feed experienced some weirdness earlier today…

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You can’t buy happiness but you can advertise it!!

Since December of 2011, the spread of malicious advertisements, or “Malvertisements”, has drastically increased. Along with this trend is the increased spread of some pretty nasty malware. One in particular is called Happili, an adware trojan that installs a browser extension to re-direct legitimate search queries to ad sites.

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