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Fake Windows 8 Key Generators Found Tricking Users

Attackers continue to exploit the buzz behind the launch of Windows 8, Microsoft’s latest operating system. The latest attack attempts to trick users into using fake key generators that claim they’ll install the software to computers free of charge.

A new report from Trend Micro showed a 483 percent jump in malware — including “aggressive adware” that harvests person data without permission using legitimate ad networks.It’s no surprise that the open nature of the Android platform makes it a magnet for malware, but the type of malware becoming more prevalent illustrates the blurring lines between legitimate apps that gather data for company use and those that violate users’ privacy.

At the Virus Bulletin 2009 conference,Trend Micro security researcher Ivan Macalintal talks to Threatpost editor Ryan Naraine about the intricacies of the Koobface attack.  See more on this story here.

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