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When free means “collects your browser history”

Back in September 2018, a number of Mac App Store apps from two different developers were found to have been collecting Web browser history without users’ consent and sending it off to developer-controlled servers. Surprisingly, one of the developers of these shady apps was a company that had been in the antivirus industry for 30 years.One might imagin
Publish At:2020-02-01 08:55 | Read:190 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security News Avast AVG

A week in security (October 21 – 27)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we explored a link between Magecart Group 5 and the Carbanak APT, we discussed the growing rate of robocalls threatening user privacy, and we tipped you off on how to protect yourself from doxing. We were glad to see the BBC raise awareness about stalkerware, much like we did a few weeks ago. Other cybersecurity news
Publish At:2019-10-28 16:50 | Read:692 | Comments:0 | Tags:Week in security avast ccleaner doxing edps Magecart NordVPN

I love Avast, but…

I love Avast, but… Posted by Kevin on March 21, 2016.Don’t get me wrong. I love Avast. I use Avast – well, the free version at least.Free software comes with a contract – it usually requires you to give up some or a lot of personal information. It’s your choice to acc
Publish At:2016-03-21 23:00 | Read:3470 | Comments:0 | Tags:Expert Views Kevin Townsend's opinions AV Avast

Fake online Avast scanner

Thanks to a tip from a friend, we came across a fake online scanner that abuses the good name of Avast. The idea to get you to visit this site is by waiting for someone to make a typo and end up at facebooksecuryti(dot)com. The site shows a picture of a pornographic nature just long enough to redirect you to the fake online scanner at avast(dot)services. T
Publish At:2015-09-26 03:10 | Read:3628 | Comments:0 | Tags:Online Security Social Engineering avast avast.services fake

Avast, there, AV vendors …

Avast, there, AV vendors … I noticed, recently, that some of my email was going out bearing the message:> This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.> http://www.avast.comI use Avast, so I wasn’t too worried.  It’s (generally) a decent p
Publish At:2015-03-22 09:15 | Read:3068 | Comments:0 | Tags:Expert Views News_malware Rob Slade Security antivirus AV AV

Android adware infected more than 15 millions users via Play store

Security experts at Avast have discovered three malicious Android apps that were serving Adware, more than 15 million users infected via Play store. Adware is one of the most insidious threat to the mobile platform, this family of malicious code is used by threat actors to automatically display or downloads advertising mater
Publish At:2015-02-04 13:55 | Read:3185 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Crime Malware Mobile adware Avast Cybercrime Google Pl

Linux DDoS Trojan embeds RootKit component

Security experts at Avast have analyzed a new strain of DDoS trojan targeting Linux operating system dubbed XOR.DDoS which embeds a RootKit component. Security experts at Avast have identified a new strain of Linux DDoS Trojan with a built-in rootkit. Researchers suspect that a threat actor is recruiting a large number bots th
Publish At:2015-01-09 12:25 | Read:10798 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Crime Malware Avast Cybercrime Internet of Things LINU

‘Tiny Banker’ Malware Targets Dozens of Major US Financial Institutions

Researchers have discovered a banking trojan, known as ‘Tinba’ or ‘Tiny Banker,’ has been targeting unsuspecting customers of at least 26 different financial institutions worldwide.According to security firm Avast, the malware has resurfaced and expanded its targets after its original discovery nearly two years ago when it infected te
Publish At:2014-09-17 03:20 | Read:3983 | Comments:0 | Tags:Top Security Stories AVAST banking malware Tinba Tiny Banker

Tech Support scammers rip big brand security software with fake warnings

Just when we thought we had seen it all, scammers come out with an elaborate and clever scheme to trick users into calling for bogus tech support. If you are looking to download one of the popular antivirus or anti-malware product on the market, watch out before you click. Lookalike pages Fraudsters have set up fake download pages that look incredibly like t
Publish At:2014-08-21 19:20 | Read:6003 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud/Scam Alert Anti-Malware antivirus avast avg fake kaspe

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