Cyberscammers used a devious trick to slip a fake WhatsApp download onto the official Google Play Store. Although it's gone now, more than one million users downloaded the ad-infected malware to their Android devices.
Lenovo has settled its case with the FTC over the Superfish adware that came preinstalled with some of its laptops a few years ago. It will now have to accept auditing of software and make any installations clear to customers.
A University College London team is spotlighting the threat of ultrasound monitoring posed by mobile apps. Besides tracking your television habits and browsing history, ultrasound access could also provide pathways for hacking.
Security researchers have discovered that Lenovo PCs sold late last year shipped with adware called Superfish that can replace the HTTPS certificates normally used by websites, placing users vulnerable to malware.
Google's decision to remove two Chrome extensions from its Web store over the appearance of unwanted ads has thrown the spotlight on the market for such software, and how they're automatically updated without user notification.