Attack of the clones?

Wednesday, 12 September 2007, 3:13 PM EST

The world of misleading applications (aka "rogue antispyware") never ceases to amaze with clever social engineering and tricks to con and persuade users into parting with their hard-earned cash.

Symantec recently noticed a sharp increase in the number of these applications. One example we came across recently that is really contributing to the trend is called AVSystemCare. AVSystemCare uses a clever trick to allow all of its clones to use identical files but yet have different names. Installing any of these clones involves downloading a small file from the clone website.

At Symantec.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

5 ways to stop the Internet of Things from becoming the Internet of Thieves

Attacks on the IoT can sound like the stuff of a movie thriller, but they are very real. The highly skilled and organized cybercriminals of today have the potential to tamper with a car’s firmware to kill its brakes.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Tue, Jun 30th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //