Strangling Superfish: Microsoft will block ad-injection software to prevent attacks

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Microsoft has announced new restrictions on adware meant to curb some of the industry’s worst excesses, but is Redmond fighting a losing battle?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/220080-strangling-superfish-microsoft-will-block-ad-injection-software-to-prevent-attacks

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Adware, beware! Microsoft plans to retaliate against software that doesn't behave

Starting next year, Microsoft will detect and remove adware that may compromise a PC’s security.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/12/22/adware-beware-microsoft-plans-to-retaliate-against-software-that-doesnt-behave.html

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Three new malware strains infect 20k apps, impossible to wipe, only affect Android

Article Image A new adware scourge injecting itself into popular apps such as Facebook and Twitter is also “virtually impossible to uninstall,” requiring infected users to replace their phones. Because it only affects users of Google’s open-store Android app model, the device replacement requirement may accelerate the trend of users switching to iOS.

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New adware scripts mouse clicks to access OS X Keychain, could lead to password theft

A new version of the long-running Genieo adware has brought with it a new technique for accessing the OS X Keychain without user intervention, a security gray area that could be used by other malicious actors to make off with sensitive data stored in the Mac credential manager.

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uTorrent accused of bundling cryptocurrency malware with popular BitTorrent client

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A new version of uTorrent reportedly installs adware without informing people, but an investigation of the actual client reveals that silent installation is the least of its problems.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/200602-utorrent-accused-of-bundling-cryptocurrency-malware-with-popular-bittorrent-client

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Oracle bundles Ask.com adware with latest Java for Mac installer

It appears Oracle is bringing its adware wiles to OS X with the latest version of Java for Mac, as the installer comes bundled with the Ask.com toolbar, which is deceptively set to install itself by default.



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Lenovo PCs ship with adware that destroys system security, breaks HTTPS

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Lenovo’s consumer laptops are loaded with adware that fundamentally compromises system security and transmits encrypted information to a third-party vendor. Lenovo’s response thus far is to pretend the problem doesn’t exist and that consumers knowingly chose to buy hardware with non-functioning browser safeguards.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/199521-lenovo-pcs-ship-with-adware-that-breaks-https-destroys-system-security

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