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Do you have an ASK Toolbar installed? Beware…

November 23rd 2016

Discovery by Red Canary: https://blog.redcanary.com/ask-partner-network-compromise “On 5 November, Red Canary detected suspicious activity associated with Windows applications distributed by the Ask Partner Network (a.k.a. APN, Ask.com, or simply Ask). Upon further inspection, we discovered that Ask’s software was being co-opted by a malicious actor to execute malicious software on victims’ endpoints. “

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Malicious spam

May 4th 2016

Just a reminder, be careful of the emails you open… all of the pictured emails are NOT legitimate, and included malicious attachments…

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Warning: malware via Facebook

April 11th 2016

Displayed URL in FB wall posts: IPV6.GOOGLE.COM Displayed picture associated with the URL: the infected victim’s Facebook profile pic Facebook wall post is set to Public. Behavior: The text of the FB wall post is only a lot of friends being tagged.  Sometimes multiple Facebook wall posts appear.  Some people report that clicking on the link on […]

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Malware on an LG Smart TV … maybe ….

January 12th 2016

Cite: https://www.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/3zjl8p/ive_clicked_thousands_of_links_on_reddit_without/cymy89a You’ll see much arguing in the comments about whether the TV is infected with a DNS Hijacker, or if its just a web page pop-up/redirect.  While Smart TVs do have DNS controls, I have never heard of a webpage hosted malware changing TV managed DNS – its not as if Smart TVs are running Windows or OSX, […]

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Google hit by malvertizing

September 23rd 2014

Sad to read this; its been a little while since we’ve read about such a big outbreak: http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/09/google-stops-malicious-advertising-campaign-that-could-have-reached-millions/ So, what can you do to protect yourself between the time something like this hits, the ad networks or others identify it, and it gets shut down? Update **all** software on your computer and your operating system, […]

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Excellent news. Internet Explorer is going to start blocking out-of-date ActiveX controls starting August 12, 2014

August 8th 2014

“As part of our ongoing commitment to delivering a more secure browser, starting August 12th Internet Explorer will block out-of-date ActiveX controls. ActiveX controls are small apps that let Web sites provide content, like videos and games, and let you interact with content like toolbars. Unfortunately, because many ActiveX controls aren’t automatically updated, they can become outdated […]

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