Adware

Internet Insecurity

Popular Mac Anti-Adware App ‘Surreptitiously Steals’ Your Browsing History, Researchers Say

Researchers allege the developers of Adware Doctor, the 4th highest ranking paid app in the Mac App Store, have found a way to bypass Apple restrictions and collect sensitive user data.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.7.18
Internet Insecurity

Chrome Is Scanning Files on Your Computer, and People Are Freaking Out

Some cybersecurity experts and regular users were surprised to learn about a Chrome tool that scans Windows computers for malware. But there’s no reason to freak out about it.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.2.18
Internet Insecurity

Scammers Are Peddling Useless Anti-WannaCry Apps

Scammers are peddling Anti-WannaCry Android apps, but WannaCry only targets Windows.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.24.17
gone phishing

Don't Click That Fake WhatsApp Link

Just don't.
Jordan Pearson
5.15.17
Google

Why Your Browser Is Warning You About Pirate Bay

Major browsers all started blocking access to the website this week.
Kari Paul
5.7.16
News

How Canada’s Cybercrime Problems Differ From the US

One word: Ransomware.
Jordan Pearson
1.6.16
News

More Than 20,000 Android Apps Make Themselves ‘Impossible to Remove’

Security firm finds nagging apps that serve adware and root the phone.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.4.15
Culture

Lenovo Is Getting a Crash Course in Calculating Damages for Privacy Violations

What's the cost of a Superfish?
Ben Richmond
2.23.15
Hacking

Lenovo Says It Disabled 'Superfish' Adware, But This Tool Is Still Detecting It

If you see a green “YES,” you may have a serious problem.
Jordan Pearson
2.19.15