Adware claiming to ‘speed up internet’ secretly sends screenshots of active software to developer

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We’ve just posted the following news: Adware claiming to ‘speed up internet’ secretly sends screenshots of active software to developer[newsimage]http://www.myce.com/wp-content/images_posts/2011/10/MalwareMoneyTunnel.jpg[/newsimage]

Security researchers have discovered a new type of adware that makes screenshots of active applications and sends them to the server of the developer. The adware is called ‘Faster Internet’ and is according to one of the researchers, 'malware hidden behind an end user license '.

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#2

Microsoft finds it. :slight_smile:


#3

Using black site software and going to black sites and you don’t think you will get malware like this. Those that get this deserve every-bit of it.


#4

Hey Jan,

I completely agree with you that this is a serious security risk, since nobody knows who are the people behind this…


#5

[QUOTE=Gummigutta;2772697]Microsoft finds it. :)[/QUOTE]

Which is kind of ironic given how their software usually performs in group security software tests. :rolleyes:

[B]Wombler[/B]


#6

[QUOTE=Wombler;2772780]Which is kind of ironic given how their software usually performs in group security software tests. :rolleyes:

[B]Wombler[/B][/QUOTE]
Remember those test are already biased to start with. No software will protect you if you use the Admin account to surf the internet which basically permits those malware to install. If the user used the limited account with the admin password protected would prevent 99% of the infections.


#7

So, they’re creating unique IDs based off of hardware fingerprints, and using evil license agreements to legitimize their shady actions? I think I’ve solve this mystery, gang.

pulls off monster’s mask

Jinkies! It’s old-man Microsoft!

Microsoft: and I would’ve gotten away with it too, if it hadn’t been for you meddling security researchers!