Security researchers have discovered a new, invasive OSX.Pirrit adware variant targeting Mac OS X that enables cyber-criminals to take full control of a user's Mac computer.
Paul Bischoff, security and privacy advocate for Comparitech.com is warning website owners who use the Simple Share Buttons plugin for WordPress that clicking to "accept" the terms and conditions of the latest update could allow their websites to subject users to threats.
A supposedly legitimate French software firm, Tuto4PC, has actually infected an estimated 12 million PC users with a generic Trojan disguised as downloadable utilities programmes, according to an analysis from Cisco's Talos research division.
Adware Shedun takes advantage of legitimate features in Android Accessibility Service
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Auto-rooting adware embeds itself as a system application, and becomes almost impossible to remove.
A 64.8 percent spike of new malware strains have been discovered by researchers at G DATA.
Yet another adware campaign stemming from China has been identified, and in this fresh go, victims' Android device can be completely taken over.
Google's advertising service vulnerable to cyber-crooks
A China-based mobile app promotion company reportedly created an adware attack that takes total control over victims' Android devices, FireEye found.
A new scheme has been uncovered making use of an old trick: capturing users who click on a link with a com[dot]com extension that will lead to fake websites.
Malwarebytes is reporting that a new variant of the adware installer has surfaced that grants access to a user's keychain.
By downloading an exception text file that is inserted into the ad blocker configuration files, the Genieo adware variant approach could be used to perform other actions that you don't want, not just allowing adware.
Firmware on Lenovo laptops keeps installing software - which is not just annoying, its also a security vulnerability.
Malvertising on the Yahoo sites, discovered by Malwarebytes, has now been tackled, but the potential level of exposure was massive.
A 'malvertising' attack that could affect as many as 50 million users, according to one security researcher, has hit some popular websites including Facebook's Bejewelled Blitz.
Malicious adware is still getting onto company mobiles through the Google Play app store despite increased security.
There are as many as a dozen variants of the Superfish bloatware found last week on Lenovo laptops, it has been discovered.
Lenovo's consumer laptops ran pre-installed adware/malware which could be used to intercept and hijack encrypted SSL/TLS web sessions.
Security professionals are being warned of a 'serious threat' from cyber-criminals using free web apps to distribute malware including Zeus, DOFOIL, CryptoWall and other ransomware.
Advertising - not as benign as you might think - delivering malware to 1 in 5 computers.
A malicious advertising network dubbed 'Kyle and Stan' has dropped malware on possibly millions of users via hundreds of websites including Amazon, YouTube and Yahoo, according to a Cisco investigation.
Questions raised over the opacity of ad server bidding processes contributing to malware delivery via adverts.
Research from Blue Coat Systems claims to show that Web-based adverts have taken over from adult Web sites as the leading source of mobile malware.
Apps that exploit users for advertising revenues and in-app purchases worsen mobile phone performance and collect unnecessary data, potentially increasing vulnerability.