It’s generally okay when advertisements are displayed on web pages. This can be a regular upshot of site admins’ marketing strategy where they try to get the bang for their buck by allowing various merchants to promote their products and services via legitimate ecommerce mechanisms. In the case of MyCouponize ads, things turn the other way around. These annoying objects are typically isolated to a specific Mac computer infected with the corresponding adware.
Ransomware is the real scourge of the present-day digital world. Whereas dealing with other computer infections boils down to plain removal, the fix in a cyber blackmail scenario is much more complex due to the involvement of cryptography in the incursion process. Mac ransomware, though, tends to be a little less complex, engaging a social engineering component along with the abuse of the Find My iPhone feature.
Ads displayed on web pages can be backend-borne or isolated to a specific machine. The former case is okay as it reflects the garden-variety ecommerce – most advertisements we see online are generated this way. The latter instance, though, should be a wakeup call to a user, because it is a symptom of adware activity going on behind their back. The combo of MyMacUpdater and Shopperify viruses is responsible for deploying this type of fraud.
Social engineering isn’t restricted to real-life tailgating, dumpster diving or cold-calling. Present-day crooks who operate online have leant to incorporate various manipulative techniques into cyber realm, and the success of such activity is enormous. The trick involving xvidsetup.exe process exemplifies just how prolific the exploitation of “human vulnerabilities” is on the Internet.
Online tech support scams are on the rise for a reason. They are so prolific and effective because their essence is twofold. One facet involves a piece of malware that hijacks a browser, and the other revolves around exploiting human credulity and desire to keep a computer safe. The large-scale Zeus virus Mac scam wave, which has migrated from Windows environment, is quickly gaining momentum as an instrument to defraud Mac users of their money.
There are so many impostors in the digital world. Some unscrupulous vendors cash in on Mac users’ natural desire to keep their machines running safe and smooth. The application called Malware Crusher deliberately raises red flags on low-impact performance issues, cache files or even inexistent malware in order to dupe people into registering its full version. This rogue program is also double trouble as it typically installs itself on Macs without user consent.