Online source code repository SourceForge has apparently started taking over inactive accounts for popular software, and adding bundle-ware installers to the software packages.
Potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) might not be as dangerous as malware, but can often lead to unexpected perils.
Bitdefender has discovered 10 Google Play apps that have been packed full of aggressive adware.
When the issue of Lenovo's pre-installed SSL-breaking Superfish adware first gained widespread media recognition, the company's CTO Peter Hortensius tried to do some damage control and stated that the adware posed no security risk for users.
After the recent revelation that Lenovo has been shipping some of it laptops with pre-installed adware that's also breaking the security of secure connections by using self-signed MITM SSL certificates, the company has attempted to minimize the fallout by reiterating the initial explanation about why they did it: to help their customers.
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