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If you have any of these 17 dangerous apps on your iPhone, delete them right now • BGR
Andy Meek:
<p>Mobile security company Wandera <a href="">issued a report</a> Thursday afternoon identifying 17 apps in Apple’s App Store infected with clicker Trojan malware, all of which are tied to the same India-based developer.

By Friday morning, Apple confirmed they’d been booted from the App Store.

Apple <a href="">told at least one news outlet</a> that 18 apps were removed following the report, but Wandera appears to believe that double-counts one of the apps, with the firm noting in its findings that its “initial list of infected apps included two instances of cricket score app ‘CrickOne’ that were hosted on different regional App Stores and contain distinct metadata.” Upon review, Wandera found that those apps use the same codebase.

This comes <a href="">one day after we noted</a> that another security company had uncovered the existence of some 42 adware-filled Android apps that racked up millions of downloads before Google kicked them off the Google Play Store.</p>

The story does have a list of the apps, so it's worth clicking through just in case. Adware (or Trojan adware, which does the work invisibly) is the E.coli of the app world: it indicates you've got a functioning ecosystem. If nobody bothers to make it for your platform, you're basically dead. (It was always an indicator of the poor health of Windows Phone.)
5 weeks ago by charlesarthur
How to Disable All of Windows 10’s Built-in Advertising
Windows 10 has a lot of built-in advertising. This isn’t just about the free upgrade offer: Even if you purchase a new PC that comes with a Windows 10 license or spend $200 for a copy of Windows 10 Professional, you’ll see ads in your operating system. You can, however, disable a lot of it.
windows  howto  adware  tips  ads  windows10 
august 2019 by AlanRalph
Adware is malicious, and it uses advanced techniques to infect • Sensors Tech Forum
Milena Dimitrova:
<p>researchers <a href="">investigated</a> the evolution of Wajam in the course of nearly six years. As of 2016, revealed by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Wajam had “hundreds of millions of installations” and collected 400TB of private information from users, the report said.

Wajam has been around since 2013. In the past, it was advertised as a social search browser add-on that allows users to find what information has been searched online or shared by their friends on social platforms like Twitter and Facebook. As this is an ad-supported browser plug-in, Wajam is known to display various advertisements that some users find quite annoying. What turns Wajam into a potentially unwanted application is the risk of various infections involved with the pop-up, banner and in-text ads, which may lead the user to unverified and unsafe webpages.

In other words, Wajam has been known to inject ads into browser traffic, using techniques that malware operators use, such as man-in-the-browser (browser process injection) attacks seen in
Zeus operations. Other examples include anti-analysis and evasion techniques, security policy downgrading and data leakage.</p>

Also has 248 domain names associated with it. Adware used to be a big problem back in 2005 or so, but seemed to go away. Yet here it is again.
may 2019 by charlesarthur
How to get rid of PDF Mac Master Adware (Mac) - Virus removal guide
How to remove PDF Mac Master from Mac?
What is PDF Mac Master?
Belonging to the InstallCore adware family, PDF Mac Master is a deceptive application that supposedly allows users to view and manage PDF files. Judging on appearance alone, PDF Mac Master may seem legitimate and useful, however, this app is categorized as a potentially unwanted application (PUA) and adware. There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) stealth installation without users' consent; 2) display of intrusive ads, and; 3) information tracking.
PDF Mac Master delivers coupon, banner, pop-up, and other similar advertisements. To achieve this, developers employ tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any visited websites. Therefore, intrusive ads often conceal underlying content, thereby significantly diminishing the browsing experience. Furthermore, they might redirect to infectious websites and execute scripts that download and install malware. Therefore, clicking them is risky and can lead to computer infections. Adware-type applications such as PDF Mac Master are also notorious for information tracking. These applications often gather information such as IP addresses, website URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, and so on. Collected data typically includes personal details that developers share with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals). These details are often misused to generate revenue. Therefore, data tracking can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. You are strongly advised to uninstall PDF Mac Master adware immediately.
There are many adware-type applications identical to PDF Mac Master (including, for example, Snap Media Player, RadioSpot, Unzippy, etc.). In fact, all adware-type applications are very similar. By offering a wide range of "useful features", these unwanted apps attempt to give the impression of legitimacy, however, remember that apps such as PDF Mac Master are designed only to generate revenue for the developers. Most deliver no real value for regular users. Potentially unwanted applications deliver intrusive advertisements and gather information relating to web browsing activity.
PDF  mac  malware  troubleshooting  security  privacy  adware 
march 2019 by rgl7194
Objective-See's Blog
In a recent tweet, @privacyis1st noted that: "Adware Doctor is stealing your privacy":
macos  security  fail  apple  appstore  adware 
march 2019 by some_hren
RT : 9 fake apps containing functionality found on Google Play with over 8 Million installs.

Unwanted code is h…
Adware  from twitter
january 2019 by AramZS

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