Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 27, 2015]

Malware masquerades as AdBlock Plus application

A new Adblock impersonating threat has been discovered. Although at first glance the program seems to be just a PUP, it has advanced capabilities like virtual machine detection and even contains rootkit elements.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 4, 2015]

Google cracks down on malicious ad injectors

A Google study has found several sneaky and deceptive ad injectors forcing their way through browsers. Google acknowledged that such behavior is definitely unwanted and took firm steps by disabling a multitude of such Chrome extensions.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Mar, 21, 2015]

WhatsApp scam falsely promises early access to voice calling

While users anxiously wait for WhatsApp’s new voice calling feature, scammers look to make some money out of their impatience.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Mar, 7, 2015]

uTorrent bundles bitcoin miner “EpicScale” with latest update

According to recent reports, uTorrent, one of the world’s most popular torrent clients, is bundling bitcoin mining software called “EpicScale” with its latest version. Some even suggest that this is done without the user’s consent.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Feb, 25, 2015]

PrivDog, a Comodo add-on also bypasses SSL security

PrivDog, a browser add-on promoted by the security company, Comodo has a vulnerability that makes it worse than SuperFish, the adware distributed by Lenovo. It allows attackers to bypass SSL security using the same man-in-the-middle concept.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Feb, 19, 2015]

Warning! Lenovo pre-loads “Superfish” adware that bypasses SSL security on new laptops

Lenovo has been caught pre-loading the adware “Superfish” onto new consumer laptops, possibly exposing users to some major security flaws.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 2, 2015]

Got a new Android for the Holidays? Malware may have come with it

It has been discovered that a Chinese smartphone company by the name of Coolpad has loaded Android phones with malware that steals information, installs apps and can disable system features.

Emsisoft Lab [Dec, 17, 2010]

Do not Install, I’m malware!

We received an email from ‘Instant Spyware Remover’, saying that Emsisoft Anti-Malware have a false positive, detecting their application as malware. Alright, to prove it, I downloaded the latest installer from www.InstantSpywareRemoval.com as they say, and tested it on a clean machine. Then, what I found next was very interesting and made me laugh: this […]

Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab, Security Knowledge [Nov, 17, 2009]

Warning of the new “Russian Connection”: Million dollar hoax from the Kremlin!

Who doesn’t want to be a millionaire? The so-called “Nigeria Connection” takes advantage of such dreams and has been making good money for years with pumped-up emails. The security software development specialists Emsi Software are now warning of a new “Russian Connection”. The millions are now being promised from the Kremlin.