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White paper • 22 May 2020
Advisory • 22 May 2020
Blog post • 21 May 2020
Media mention • 20 May 2020
Blog post • 19 May 2020
White paper • 19 May 2020
Rogue software, or "scareware," is fake antivirus or security software. Bad guys usually try to get you to install it by generating a pop-up window as you surf the web. The "updates" or "alerts" in the pop-up windows call for you to take some sort of action, such as clicking to install the software. When you click, the rogue security software downloads to your computer.