Porn surfers have a dirty secret. They’re using Internet Explorer

(credit: unknown) They’re back—attacks that use booby-trapped Web ads to install malware on the computers of unsuspecting visitors. So-called malvertising works by paying advertising networks to display banner ads on legitimate websites. Malicious code snuck into the ads then surreptitiously exploits vulnerabilities in browsers or browser plugins. The result: merely…

Flash Player is Dead, Long Live Flash Player!

Adobe last week detailed plans to retire its Flash Player software, a cross-platform browser plugin so powerful and so packed with security holes that it has become the favorite target of malware developers. To help eradicate this ubiquitous liability, Adobe is enlisting the help of Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla.…