Ad malware ramps up with the surge in online shopping activity during the holiday season. Taking a few precautionary steps can help consumers and security teams protect their devices and networks.
Malvertising isn't just a nuisance for internet users — it puts businesses and their customers at risk and compromises the integrity of the online advertising ecosystem.
Stantinko malware uses Teddy Protection and The Safe Surfing Chrome extensions to commandeer affected PCs. This sophisticated design can execute any code.
Mobile devices running the Windows mobile operating system make up 80 percent of all malware-infected hardware, recent research showed.
A recent security policy change from Microsoft was interpreted as a way of classifying programs such as the Ask toolbar as malware.
Adware programs that are designed to render advertisements on end user systems emerged as the second-most prevalent security threat in 2014.
Lenovo says it is changing what it puts on its machines to avoid another Superfish scandal, even as a state attorney general's office probes the firm.
Over the past few days, we have seen a security incident involving adware explode in the press. Repair, however, starts with conscious decisions.
PrivDog, the advertising software offered by Adtrustmedia, may be breaking SSL security in ways that compromise user security.