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An overview of malvertising on the Mac

23
Nov
2016
An overview of malvertising on the Mac

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Most people associate malvertising with malware and the Windows platform. Indeed, the vast majority (and most damaging) attacks that happen thanks to malicious ads will typically target Windows users via exploit kits. But other systems are not immune to malvertising, at least in other forms.

Case in point, rogue advertisers have plans for Mac users as well. We see a lot of malvertising campaigns that leverage social engineering to install malware, PUPs or defraud you via tech support scams.

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