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Malware detection software provider gets important victory allowing it to flag unwanted driver installer

Despite a recent Ninth Circuit decision denying immunity to malware detection software for targeting competitor’s software, court holds that Section 230 protected Malwarebytes from liability for designating software driver program as potentially unwanted program. Plaintiff provided software that works in real time in the background of the operating system to optimize processing and locate and install missing and outdated software drivers. Defendant provided malware detection software de...
Tags: Law, Goldman, Malwarebytes, Ninth Circuit, Section 230, Malwarebytes Inc, Tortious Interference, Enigma Software Group USA LLC, Though Enigma, Asurvio LP


Apple Begins Warning Users That 'Legacy System Extensions' Won't Work With a Future Version of macOS

Apple has shared a new support document that indicates kernel extensions — which it calls "legacy system extensions" — will not be compatible with a future version of macOS because they "aren't as secure or reliable as modern alternatives."System extensions are a category of software that works in the background to extend the functionality of your Mac. Some apps install kernel extensions, which are a kind of system extension that works using older methods that aren't as secure or reliable as mod...
Tags: Apple, Malwarebytes, Catalina, Thomas Reed, Macos Catalina


Apple's Mac Computers Now Outpace Windows In Malware (slashdot)

According to cybersecurity software company Malwarebytes' latest State of Malware report, the amount of malware on Macs is outpacing PCs for the first time ever. Recode reports: Windows machines still dominate the market share and tend to have more security vulnerabilities, which has for years made them the bigger and easier target for hackers. But as Apple's computers have grown in popularity, hackers appear to be focusing more of their attention on the versions of macOS that power them. Malwar...
Tags: Apple, News, Mac, Malwarebytes, BeauHD


An Old Android Virus is Reinstalling Itself Even After Factory Resets

A particularly persistent malware infection has been spreading amongst Android phones -- and removing it only seems to bring it back with a vengeance. From a report: The Trojan xHelper, which Malwarebytes first wrote about last year, is reportedly re-spawning on devices where it's already been removed. If virus-removal software doesn't take care of a nasty infection, a hard reset will usually do the trick. But users report that even a full factory reset of an infected device doesn't wipe xHelper...
Tags: Tech, Malwarebytes


Apple's Mac Computers Now Outpace Windows In Malware

According to cybersecurity software company Malwarebytes' latest State of Malware report, the amount of malware on Macs is outpacing PCs for the first time ever. Recode reports: Windows machines still dominate the market share and tend to have more security vulnerabilities, which has for years made them the bigger and easier target for hackers. But as Apple's computers have grown in popularity, hackers appear to be focusing more of their attention on the versions of macOS that power them. Malwar...
Tags: Apple, Mac, Tech, Malwarebytes


Chinese malware found on US government-subsidised phones

Cybersecurity firm, MalwareBytes says it has found pre-installed Chinese malware on some US government-subsidized phones.
Tags: Android, Security, Mobile, US Government, US, Trends, Malwarebytes


Chinese malware found on U.S. government-subsidized phones

Cybersecurity firm, Malwarebytes says it has found pre-installed Chinese malware on some U.S. government-subsidized phones.
Tags: Android, Security, Mobile, US Government, Trends, Malwarebytes


Unremovable Malware Found Preinstalled on Low-End Smartphone Sold in the US

Low-end smartphones sold to Americans with low-income via a government-subsidized program contain unremovable malware, security firm Malware bytes said today in a report. From a report: The smartphone model is Unimax (UMX) U686CL, a low-end Android-based smartphone made in China and sold by Assurance Wireless, a cell phone service provider part of the Virgin Mobile group. The telco sells cell phones part of Lifeline, a government program that subsidizes phone service for low-income Americans. "I...
Tags: China, US, Tech, Malwarebytes, Virgin Mobile


Ninth Circuit Doubles Down on Bad Ruling That Undermines Cybersecurity–Enigma v. Malwarebytes

This PUP Is definitely having a bad day after this ruling.photo by Anik Shrestha, https://www.flickr.com/photos/anikshrestha/ This case involves rival makers of anti-threat software. The defendant, Malwarebytes, classified its rival’s software as a PUP, or Potentially Unwanted Program. The rival sued. Malwarebytes defended on 47 USC 230(c)(2)(B), which provides a safe harbor for filtering software. Malwarebytes won on that ground in the district court. Then, in a troubling ruling that broke wit...
Tags: Law, Congress, Enigma, Usc, Malwarebytes, US supreme court, District, Ninth Circuit, Venkat, Derivative Liability, Rebecca Tushnet, Adware/Spyware, Malwarebytes Inc, Anik Shrestha, Enigma Software, Bleeping Computer Blog


Top Internet Law Developments of 2019

It’s increasingly hard to find good news in Internet law, so I organized this year’s Internet Law roundup by categories of doom. Trigger warning: you should grab some tissues before proceeding. Doomed (in a Bad Way) Doomed: User-Generated Content. It has become political orthodoxy to oppose Section 230. Multiple presidential candidates expressly targeted Section 230 in their campaign platforms. Speaker Pelosi called Section 230 a “gift” (it’s true—Section 230 has been a gift to all Americans). ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, UK, New York, Law, Congress, California, Youtube, Ebay, Linkedin, E-commerce, Copyright, United States, Fan


Rehearing Briefs in Enigma Software v. Malwarebytes

A good PUP. Photo by Anik Shrestha, https://www.flickr.com/photos/anikshrestha/ In September, in Enigma v. Malwarebytes, the Ninth Circuit issued a troubling Section 230(c)(2)(B) ruling that allowed plaintiffs’ allegations of anti-competitive animus to override the safe harbor for anti-threat software vendors. It was a 2-1 ruling on a key topic, so it’s the kind of case that could support further proceedings in the Ninth Circuit. Perhaps not surprisingly, the defendant Malwarebytes has requeste...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Congress, Internet Association, Enigma, Malwarebytes, District, Ninth Circuit, Appellant, Yelp Inc, CDA, Venkat, Appellee, Derivative Liability, Amici, Kimzey


5 Effective Anti-malware Software/Tools for Windows

Can you imagine a day without your computer? Impossible, right? Be it personal or professional purposes; people spend more than 70% of their day with their devices. People store all their personal to professional sensitive information on these devices. Your device can be threatened and infected by many sources such as hackers, viruses, and malware. So, it is highly important to have secure your system with anti-malware software. What is anti-malware? Anti-malware is a software dev...
Tags: Business, Sales, Malwarebytes, EndPoint Protection Response, Zemana Zemana, Zemana, Emsisoft Anti Malware Home Viruses


State Court Rejects Prager University’s Lawsuit Against YouTube

Prager University publishes videos on YouTube. YouTube demonetized some of its videos and placed some in “restricted mode,” meaning that users of YouTube’s restricted mode functionality won’t see them. Prager claimed that YouTube took these steps due to anti-conservative bias, a claim that has zero credibility. Prager sued Google in federal court. In March 2018, Judge Koh dismissed the federal claims and declined to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over the state law claims. Prager appealed t...
Tags: Google, Law, Congress, California, Youtube, Marketing, Linkedin, Enigma, Robins, Malwarebytes, Koh, Ninth Circuit, YouTube YouTube, Prager, Licensing/Contracts, Content Regulation


New 'Unremovable' XHelper Malware Has Infected 45,000 Android Devices

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Over the past six months, a new Android malware strain has made a name for itself after popping up on the radar of several antivirus companies, and annoying users thanks to a self-reinstall mechanism that has made it near impossible to remove. Named xHelper, this malware was first spotted back in March but slowly expanded to infect more than 32,000 devices by August (per Malwarebytes), eventually reaching a total of 45,000 infections this month (pe...
Tags: Russia, India, Tech, Symantec, Malwarebytes


Does your computer pass the Malwarebytes challenge?

Every PC user needs a good, reliable anti-malware software suite such as Malwarebytes, which has both free and paid packages and features A.I. to keep your PC safe.
Tags: Deals, Sponsored, Trends, Malware, Computing, Malwarebytes, Affiliate, Anti-virus Software


Terrible Ninth Circuit 230(c)(2) Ruling Will Make the Internet More Dangerous–Enigma v. Malwarebytes

This ruling caused this PUP to have a bad day. Photo by Anik Shrestha The Ninth Circuit has issued a Section 230(c)(2) opinion that creates significant problems for anti-spyware/spam/virus vendors (I’ll call them “anti-threat vendors”). The ruling will paralyze their decision-making, expose them to greater legal threats, and reduce their ability to protect consumers from unwanted software. This ruling makes the Internet less safe. I hope the Ninth Circuit will fix it via further proceedings. Ba...
Tags: Google, Law, Congress, Court, US, Rebecca, Margaret Thatcher, Kaspersky, Enigma, Malwarebytes, Privacy/security, Carter, 9th Circuit, Fisher, Congressional, Ninth Circuit


Moonday Mornings: Jaguar Land Rover plans to reward drivers with IOTA cryptocurrency, and more

It’s Monday morning, you know the drill. But if you don’t, here’s a wrap-up of the weekend’s top cryptocurrency and blockchain headlines. 1. British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover announced that it’s testing software from IOTA which would allow it to reward its drivers for sharing data about their car journeys, reports Reuters. 2. According to a new report from cybersecurity firm Malwarebytes, browser-based cryptocurrency mining attacks – also known as crypto-jacking – are down 79 percent from this ...
Tags: Startups, Singapore, Jaguar Land Rover, Malwarebytes, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Reuters, IOTA, Hard Fork