We look at the ways in which criminals and vultures use less-than-honest tactics to fleece the search engine industry for a piece of its billion-dollar pie.
Push notifications are being added to the arsenal of PUPs, adware, and even a Trojan browser extension that spams Facebook groups.
Safari has begun blocking legacy extensions installed from outside the Extensions Gallery. Unfortunately, implementation of this policy has been abrupt, with little explanation for users on why their extensions are being yanked. Let’s look at how Apple’s new policy and how its application impacts security.
Some gaming portals have been preying on children to get their malicious extensions installed. They use targeted advertizing and offer (already) free games as a reward for installing their adware.
Two new extensions in Firefox and Chrome force install then hide from the user. Learn how you can protect yourself against them and remove them manually.
If you see ads claiming to offer up free games like Garry’s Mod or Minecraft, you may wish to think twice – you’ll definitely get an extension, you may receive an executable, but free Minecraft? Keep searching, intrepid gamer…
We recently saw a website – thousandssa(dot)pw – offering up a Facebook Profile Visitor browser extension: “Profile views * Instantly see who is viewing your profile * Check how many photo views you have * It’s completely free” Long time readers will know anything related to profile views on social networks will set alarm bells ringing,…