Sophos – Research report on What is Fake AV?

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Sophos offers a detailed report related to FAKEAV attacks Sophos – Research report on What is Fake AV? http://www.sophos.com/en-us/security-news-trends/security-trends/fake-antivirus.aspx QUOTE: Fake AV, or Fake Anti-Virus, is one of the most frequently-encountered and persistent threats on the web. This malware, with over half a million variants, uses social engineering to lure users onto infected websites with […]

FAKEAV – MacDefender is the first attack designed for Mac OSX systems

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The first FAKEAV attacks have surfaced for Mac OSX systems as noted below: FAKEAV – MacDefender is the first attack designed for Mac OSX systems http://vrt-blog.snort.org/2011/05/macdefender-and-its-variants.html http://blogs.pcmag.com/securitywatch/2011/05/how_to_remove_macdefender.php QUOTE: MacDefender showed up on the radar last week, as the first fake Anti-Virus (AV) ScamWare for MacOSX. Currently, its distributed under a couple of different names (that […]


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