500M Avira Antivirus Users Introduced to Cryptomining

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2022 18:05:14 +0000

Many readers were surprised to learn recently that the popular Norton 360 antivirus suite now ships with a program which lets customers make money mining virtual currency. But Norton 360 isn’t alone in this dubious endeavor: Avira antivirus — which has built a base of 500 million users worldwide largely by making the product free — was recently bought by the same company that owns Norton 360 and is introducing its customers to a service called Avira Crypto.

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Norton 360 Now Comes With a Cryptominer

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2022 17:26:10 +0000

Norton 360, one of the most popular antivirus products on the market today, has installed a cryptocurrency mining program on its customers’ computers. Norton’s parent firm says the cloud-based service that activates the program and enables customers to profit from the scheme — in which the company keeps 15 percent of any currencies mined — is “opt-in,” meaning users have to agree to enable it. But many Norton users complain the mining program is difficult to remove, and reactions from longtime customers have ranged from unease and disbelief to, “Dude, where’s my crypto?”

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Stalkerware and online stalking are accepted by Americans. Why?

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:00:00 +0000

Americans may be accepting and minimizing online stalking behaviors, including the use of invasive apps that can pry into a user’s text messages, emails, photos, videos, and phone logs.



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