Displaying items by tag: Adware

If you're not downloading Android apps from official, trusted app stores, if you're not checking multiple reviews, if you're not carefully checking permissions or using strong anti-virus, then Android users beware - fake apps and banking trojans could find their way onto your Android-powered smartphone.

Published in Apps

Threats to users of adult websites have decreased in 2018, compared to the previous year, with 650,000 users facing attacks from online resources, a drop of 36% from 2017 when more than a million attacks were recorded, a study claims.

Published in Entertainment

Microsoft wants the population of Windows users to grow. Intel would like to see that happening too, given that it is joined at the arm and the hip to the Redmond software behemoth. Newer PCs are more expensive, but run the bloated Windows operating system that much faster.

Published in Open Sauce

Security firm Sophos Labs says it has found several popular Android apps in the Google Play store that contain a third-party library that keeps popping up ads even if the user tries to close them.

Published in Security

Check Point researchers have discovered yet another widespread malware campaign in 41 apps on Google Play. They claim that it is possibly the largest malware campaign found yet on Google Play.

Published in Security
Thursday, 26 January 2017 12:21

Not all Android VPNs protect users' privacy

A new research paper has discovered that 38% of free virtual private network (VPN) software has malware and 84% leak users' traffic in complete disregard of the users' privacy they should be protecting.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 11:11

HummingBad morphs into HummingWhale

Check Point has found a new variant of the HummingBad malware hidden in more than 20 apps on Google Play. Before removal, the infected apps were downloaded several million times by unsuspecting users.

Published in Security

Android’s recent API modifications to allow adware to use Android’s accessibility service may have allowed malware to enter the system.

Published in Security

Designing new malware to keep ahead of the increasingly efficient malware scanners is becoming expensive. The new attack vector in 2016 is you – or rather your willingness to click on a web link.

Published in Security

Security firm Lookout has detected over 20,000 samples of trojanised adware masquerading as legitimate top Android apps, but only if you download them from third party stores.

Published in Security

Can you trust the software on your computer does what it states, and nothing else? uTorrent has proven the value of open source software by mistreating the trust of its users.

Published in The Linux Distillery
Saturday, 21 February 2015 01:05

Superfish yeah go ballistic adware is atrocious

Even just the sound of it is something quite ferocious.

Published in Fuzzy Logic

Lenovo has moved swiftly to douse the Superfish scandal, a third-party program pre-installed, only on consumer notebooks between September 2014 and February 2015.

Published in Security

Did Lenovo Product Engineer Ashton Kutcher know that the Chinese company he works for has included the notorious SSL-compromising Superfish software on its consumer PCs?

Published in Security

A US-based company thinks a heavily curated store can save consumers from mobile malware - but why should we trust it?

Published in Core Dump

Almost three months after being alerted to its presence, Apple has taken down from the App Store an allegedly fake Tor Browser containing adware and spyware.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 16 February 2011 09:23

Microsoft: Typhoid Mary wants others to carry the can

COMMENT Passing the buck is a game at which Microsoft is adept. In the computer security industry, one needs to have tons of chutzpah to hold others responsible for one's own security stuff-ups.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 25 May 2010 14:44

Facebook Bikini video attack

Security firm Sophos is prepping Facebook users for a new round of baiting video threats on the social networking site.  Once again, spammers are hoping to lure us with the promise of distracting beach babes.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 03 March 2010 13:12

The best way to fight viruses? stop using Windows

You can accuse Microsoft of many things but you can never accuse the company of being short on chutzpah.
Published in Open Sauce

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