New Research on the Adtech Industry

The Norwegian Consumer Council has published an extensive report about how the adtech industry violates consumer privacy. At the same time, it is filing three legal complaints against six companies in this ...
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FCC Subsidized Sprint Phones Have Malware Preinstalled

The FCC is paying Sprint, in the guise of “Assurance Wireless,” to hand out Unimax Android phones infested with malware ...
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Macs

Report: Malware for Macs on the Rise

It’s looks like Apple Macintosh systems may not be as impervious to cybersecurity threats as many end users have been led to believe. A report published this week by Malwarebytes Labs, the ...
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Clop

Crossrider Adware Still Causing Unwanted Mac Browser Redirects

There exists a pervading urban legend that Apple Macs don’t get viruses. Time and again this urban legend is proved to be as factual as all the conspiracy theories that float about ...
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Three Adware Apps Used Clever Tactics to Hide on Android Devices

Three Adware Apps Used Clever Tactics to Hide on Android Devices

Researchers detected three apps that leverage clever tactics to hide on Android devices so that they can display adware to users. The three adware distributors (com.colors.drawing.coloring, hd4k.wallpapers.backgrounds, and launcher.call.recorder) each had more ...
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150 Million People Affected By SimBad Adware on Android

Mobile security has been compromised yet again, as SimBad, a new strain of adware, was found installed on more than 210 Android Apps. The adware was disguised as an advertisement kit and ...
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Adware Installers Disguised as Cracks Installing STOP Ransomware

Adware Installers Disguised as Cracks Installing STOP Ransomware

STOP ransomware is using adware installers disguised as cracks as a new method of distributing itself to unsuspecting users. According to Bleeping Computer creator and owner Lawrence Abrams, websites known for distributing ...
Google to ban harmful, intrusive web ads globally starting July 9

Google to ban harmful, intrusive web ads globally starting July 9

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Beginning July 9, 2019, Chrome web browsers worldwide will expand user protections and stop showing disruptive and potentially harmful ads. The safeguards are in place for North America and Europe, but will ...
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85 Android Adware Apps Downloaded 9 Million Times

Researchers have found another batch of malicious Android applications on Google Play that spam users with annoying full-screen ads and make using their phones difficult. Trend Micro calls the adware AndroidOS_HidenAd and ...
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social media

Rogue iOS Apps Sent Data to Malicious Server

Researchers have come across several games in the iOS app store that sent information to and communicated with a known malicious server. Finding malware in the iOS app store is rare because ...
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