Some URL shortener services distribute Android malware, including banking or SMS trojans

ESET Research has analyzed an aggressive advertising-based threat — Android/FakeAdBlocker — which downloads malicious payloads provided by its operator’s command and control server. Android/FakeAdBlocker usually hides its launcher icon after initial launch, delivers unwanted scareware or adult content advertisements, and creates spam events for upcoming months in iOS and Android calendars. These ads often cost … More Some URL shortener services distribute Android malware, including banking or SMS trojans

Google will test new feature in Chrome to curb phishing

The web browser will only display domain names as a way to help people recognize impostor websites. Google will test a new feature in the Google Chrome web browser to help people spot websites that aim to trick them into giving away their personal data. The experiment, which will be rolled out on the desktop … More Google will test new feature in Chrome to curb phishing

Kodi add-ons launch cryptomining campaign

ESET researchers have discovered several third-party add-ons for the popular open-source media player Kodi being used to distribute Linux and Windows cryptocurrency-mining malware. If you use Kodi, you may have noticed that a popular, Dutch repository for third-party add-ons, XvBMC, was recently shut down upon copyright-infringement warnings. Following the shutdown, we discovered that the repository was … More Kodi add-ons launch cryptomining campaign

All HTTP websites to soon be marked as “not secure” by Google Chrome

If you’re still running a website that is still using insecure HTTP then it’s time to wake up and drink the coffee. Because unless you take action soon, you’re going to find many of your visitors are going to distrust your website. The reason? Google is pushing ahead with its plan for the Chrome browser … More All HTTP websites to soon be marked as “not secure” by Google Chrome