Chrome extensions that lie about their permissions

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 17:52:49 +0000

Users have learned to review the list of permissions Chrome extensions require before installing them from the webstore. But what’s the use if they lie to you?

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Adware and PUPs families add push notifications as an attack vector

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 18:36:14 +0000

Push notifications are being added to the arsenal of PUPs, adware, and even a Trojan browser extension that spams Facebook groups.

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Knowing when it’s worth the risk: riskware explained

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Thu, 23 May 2019 19:22:47 +0000

Riskware is a type of software that, while considered legitimate, can still put users at risk in some way. Learn why anti-malware vendors detect it, and how to tell whether the apps you use are riskware or not.

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Crack hunting: not all it’s cracked up to be

Credit to Author: Tammy Stewart| Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:00:00 +0000

People sometimes ask us in the forums if a keygen or software crack is safe to use. In this post, we’ll describe what happened when one of our researchers went crack hunting, and why it is often unsafe to carry out this activity.

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How to tighten security and increase privacy on your browser

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 16:41:05 +0000

Is your browser secure and private enough by design or do you need to worry about security, privacy, fingerprinting, ads, and cookies yourself?

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Mac App Store apps are stealing user data

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2018 17:08:24 +0000

There are several apps in the Mac App Store that are collecting data about users that they should not be collecting. Here’s what you need to know.

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Mobile Menace Monday: FakeGift is the gift that keeps on frustrating

Credit to Author: Nathan Collier| Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 20:29:05 +0000

Last spring, we found yet another piece of riskware on Google Play we call Android/PUP.Riskware.FakeGift. FakeGift does exactly what its name implies: gives its users fake gifts that can be redeemed for…absolutely nothing.

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Can search extensions keep your searches private?

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2018 15:00:00 +0000

A lot of search extensions have been marketed over the year claiming to protect online privacy. Are they worth installing? We take a look at what these plugins actually have to offer.

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