Don’t pay for what is for free: Malicious Adobe Flash Player app found on Google Play

Based on ESET’s notice, Google has removed another malicious app from its official Android app store. It had received 100,000-500,000 downloads since November 2016. Unlike typical downloaders, ransomware and similar nasty stuff, this app – named F11 – did not contain any harmful code. Instead, it relied purely on social engineering, tricking users into paying … More Don’t pay for what is for free: Malicious Adobe Flash Player app found on Google Play

New Android trojan mimics user clicks to download dangerous malware

Android users have been exposed to a new malicious app imitating Adobe Flash Player that serves as a potential entrance for many types of dangerous malware. The application, detected by ESET security software as Android/TrojanDownloader.Agent.JI, tricks its victims into granting it special permissions in the Android accessibility menu and uses these to download and execute … More New Android trojan mimics user clicks to download dangerous malware

Readers of popular websites targeted by stealthy Stegano exploit kit hiding in pixels of malicious ads

Millions of readers who visited popular news websites have been targeted by a series of malicious ads redirecting to an exploit kit exploiting several Flash vulnerabilities. Since at least the beginning of October, users might have encountered ads promoting applications calling themselves “Browser Defence” and “Broxu” using banners similar to the ones below: These advertisement … More Readers of popular websites targeted by stealthy Stegano exploit kit hiding in pixels of malicious ads

Adobe warns of Flash zero-day vulnerability, being actively exploited by online criminals

As I write this, if you’re running Adobe Flash on your Windows, Mac, Linux or Chrome OS computer you’re potentially at risk. Adobe has issued a security advisory, warning of an as-yet unpatched critical security hole in its popular Flash player software that is reported to being actively exploited by criminals in the wild. No … More Adobe warns of Flash zero-day vulnerability, being actively exploited by online criminals

My video, My first video, Private video: Don’t fall for this Facebook scam

Not even a week has passed since ESET warned users worldwide about an active Ray-Ban scam campaign on Facebook, which tricks users into sending their payment card details to the attackers. Today we bring you information on yet another malicious activity targeting the world’s largest social network. This time, malicious links are disguised as a … More My video, My first video, Private video: Don’t fall for this Facebook scam

Adobe Flash is putting your computer at risk – and there’s no patch yet

Maybe you’re one of the many millions of people who use Adobe Flash on your computer. Maybe you’re aware of the many security holes that are regular found in Flash, and diligently updated your copy earlier this week when Adobe released multiple security updates, many of which were categorised as “critical”. Maybe you think your … More Adobe Flash is putting your computer at risk – and there’s no patch yet

CyberThreats Daily: Win7 machines harder hit by infection as VXers change tactics

Win7 infection rates rose during the second half of 2010 even as malware hit rates on XP machines declined, according to official statistics from Microsoft. The latest edition of Microsoft’s Security Intelligence Report shows an infection rate of four Win7 PCs per 1,000 in the second half of 2010, up from three Win7 PCs per … More CyberThreats Daily: Win7 machines harder hit by infection as VXers change tactics