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Scammers Invite Facebook Users to Test the New PS4, XBox 720

on March 7, 2013

Exactly two weeks ago, Sony introduced the new PlayStation 4 (PS4) to the world in a press conference in New York. The only obvious problem that got people on the Web riled up was that Sony only showed the controller, …

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Firefox and Spyware

on May 16, 2005

Many haven’t seen our research paper on this matter we wrote back in March. Here is a link to our whitepaper on Firefox. In summary, over the past few months security experts have speculated that we could see new spyware …

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Hotbar goes after Sunbelt

on May 12, 2005

Hotbar sent us a Cease and Desist letter yesterday. Read it here. I have forwarded it to our high-priced lawyers and an appropriate response will be filed in due course. Of course, we won’t remove them from our database under …

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National ID cards approved

on May 11, 2005

If you’re a privacy advocate, you’re familiar with the various analogs for slow destruction of civil liberties. The light-dimmer effect is one, something I heard years ago from Arthur Maren. Here’s how it works: You go into a room, and …

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The Adware Business Model Continued

on May 11, 2005

Ari Schwartz of the CDT is testifying before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on “Spyware” today. The link to the webcast is here. He has some great information in that testimony. If you’re a dedicated spyware fighter, …

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Aurora

on May 10, 2005

Aurora…as in Aurora Borealis, the northern lights, from Latin for “northern dawn”. A word that evokes images of beauty and light. —————————— That’s marketing. The truth isn’t so pretty. April 26, Direct Revenue announces Aurora, a new piece of adware. …

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180 and "relevant" advertising

on May 9, 2005

(Props to Dave Methvin at PC Pitstop for sending me these pics and the ad links, and to Simon Clausen at PC Tools who originally made these pics). One of the more shocking things we saw at the Antispyware workshop …

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Advertisers funding spyware

on May 9, 2005

Article in the LA Times.

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Webroot site NOT hacked

on May 7, 2005

Update: Situation looks resolved as of this morning. Thread on Broadband Reports here. ACCORDING TO WEBROOT, THIS WAS NOT A HACK. Some jerk(s) are attacking a reputable antispyware vendor. An apparent DNS hack. Some systems are reporting this, some aren’t. …

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More on the antispyware conference

on May 6, 2005

I’m still trying to find the time to actually write a bit about this interesting workshop, but in the meantime, I have some links for you. There were four panels: Session I – Defining spyware and adware Session II – …

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Still recovering

on May 4, 2005

The CNET-sponsored antispyware summit yesterday was amazing. Sunbelt was there in force; one journalist speculated to us that Sunbelt might have had the largest contingent outside of the CNET/Download.com staff. I think he’s right. I got in on the red-eye …

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