Browser threw me on same ad-site some seconds after scrolling on completely separate webpages

I was scrolling on two completely separate web pages, pages I have visited many times before. However they do both have ads. My browser is Opera, and I use an adblocker (on the other site it doesn’t always block all ads). After opening the… Continue reading Browser threw me on same ad-site some seconds after scrolling on completely separate webpages

Can a computer/MacBook be compromised/infected/hacker simply be requesting/attempt to join a network?

I was finishing a clean installation of macOS Catalina on my MacBook, and I was asked to select a wifi network. I misclicked on a wifi network with a name that’s very similar to mine and was asked to enter the password, obviously I cancell… Continue reading Can a computer/MacBook be compromised/infected/hacker simply be requesting/attempt to join a network?

[SANS ISC] AgentTesla Delivered via a Malicious PowerPoint Add-In

I published the following diary on isc.sans.edu: “AgentTesla Delivered via a Malicious PowerPoint Add-In“: Attackers are always trying to find new ways to deliver malicious code to their victims. Microsoft Word and Excel are documents that can be easily weaponized by adding malicious VBA macros. Today, they are one of

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Hiding Malware, With Windows XP

In the nearly four decades since the first PC viruses spread in the wild, malware writers have evolved some exceptionally clever ways to hide their creations from system administrators and from anti-virus writers. The researchers at Sophos have found one that conceals itself as probably the ultimate Trojan horse: it …read more

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Understanding & Stopping Malicious Redirects

Many website owners don’t know they’re infected with malicious redirects until they start getting calls from wary customers. Instead of the site they were expecting, it loaded some pretty shady content from the nether reaches of the intern… Continue reading Understanding & Stopping Malicious Redirects