Latest Adware Stories

2010-05-22 06:30:00

Canadian researchers warned on Friday of a new strain of advertising software that can infiltrate laptop computers linked to wireless networks in Internet cafes. University of Calgary computer science researchers have dubbed the potentially infectious ad software "Typhoid adware" for its ability to spread publicly through unsuspecting laptop users. The adware works in similar fashion to Typhoid Mary, the first identified healthy carrier of typhoid fever who spread the disease to dozens of...

2010-05-20 07:15:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. ("Mindspark"), an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI), today announced that it has acquired a majority stake in DailyBurn.com, one of the Web's fastest growing diet and fitness tracking sites and creator of the wildly popular DailyBurn FoodScanner application for the iPhone(TM). DailyBurn.com is home to a powerful set of interactive diet and fitness tools dedicated to helping people in their quest to lose...

2010-05-18 14:10:21

Sophos, a computer security company, warned Facebook users on Tuesday against clicking on a link claiming to be the "sexiest video ever" which is actually a trap designed to infect computers. The firm said that thousands of users have fallen prey to the trickery, which appears to come from a friend's Facebook account. The message reads, "This is without doubt the sexiest video ever!" and is accompanied by what seems to be a movie thumbnail of a woman wearing a short skirt on an exercise...

2010-04-29 10:50:00

VICTORIA, British Columbia, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- RevenueWire is announcing today the recent addition of the Anti-Spyware giant STOPzilla to its affiliate network. Downloaded by over 20 million users in 65 countries worldwide, STOPzilla eradicates and blocks spyware, adware, pop-up ads, phishing attacks, hijackers, rootkits, trojans, bots, drive-by downloads, rogue programs, messenger service ads, keyloggers, malicious BHOs, dialers, and many more types of malicious software. Key...

2009-11-02 09:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today released the seventh volume of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIRv7), which indicates that worm infections in the enterprise rose by nearly 100 percent during the first half of 2009 over the preceding six months. Rogue security software remains a major threat to customers; however, 20 percent fewer customers were affected by rogue infections during the past six months. In addition, the Zlob family of...

2009-10-27 08:00:00

BOSTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Life123.com(TM), one of the fastest growing "How To" websites on the Internet, has launched its Writers Community - a portal that allows talented writers to publish quality, informative content on Life123.com and get paid for it. Previously, the site's content, which has been read by over 12 million users this year, was created by writing professionals. "We sincerely believe that our payment-for-traffic structure is easy to understand, and will let...

2009-10-21 14:56:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Aspiring greeting card writers now have the chance to see their words immortalized in an e-card--and win money (via Amex® Gift Card) to boot. MyFunCards.com(TM), a leading free greeting card website, is looking to the Twitter® community to provide the best caption for its newest Halloween eCard as it kicks off its first Halloween caption contest. Twitterers need only visit...

2009-10-14 08:54:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, has identified a new, more aggressive trend cyber criminals are using to sell fake anti-virus programs, otherwise known as rogueware. Cyber criminals are now combining rogueware with ransomware, hijacking users' computers and rendering them useless until victims purchase fake anti-virus programs. The fake program that PandaLabs has discovered, called Total Security...

2009-10-07 11:45:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the year for the creative fashion designers on GirlSense.com. To celebrate this stylishly spooky season, the site is launching a frighteningly fun Halloween contest. "We know how much our users love Halloween and we want to celebrate their innovation and reward their talent," said Cathy Glazer, President and CEO of GirlSense.com. "This amazing contest features prizes that are better than any...

2009-10-01 07:00:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, today announced that PandaLabs, Panda Security's laboratory for detecting and analyzing malware, released the findings from its third quarterly report of 2009 detailing cyber-threat activity and revealed that Trojans accounted for 71 percent of all new malware between July and September 2009. The report can be downloaded from http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/security-info/tools/reports/. The...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'