Fireball – The Explosive Malware Heard ‘Round the World

When is adware not just adware? When it’s also malware, of course! Fireball, a new threat out of China, created by marketing firm Rafotech, is just one such example of a threat that is one part adware and one part malware. Together, these two parts pack quite a wallop, one which has infected over 250 million computer users in the last month alone. Fireball, discovered … Continue reading Fireball – The Explosive Malware Heard ‘Round the World

Adware Goes Rogue

Perhaps it’s no coincidence that “adware” and “annoying” both start with the letter A, because really, what could be more annoying than trying to surf the internet while silly, useless ads appear on screen? You close one ad and another one opens up on its heels. Not a moment later,  there’s a flashy banner ad, making your head swim and your eyes dart. Your internet-surfing … Continue reading Adware Goes Rogue

Stoking the Flames in the Adblocker vs Anti-adblocker Debate

Adware is a touchy topic. Ask its opponents and they will tell you that adware is akin to malware and should be stopped in its tracks. Ask online advertisers and publishers and they will tell you it’s a mostly innocent way for developers to make a bit of money off of the free services they provide and by blocking ads we are effectively silencing freedom … Continue reading Stoking the Flames in the Adblocker vs Anti-adblocker Debate

What’s Lurking Inside your Computer? (Hint: It’s Something like Beer)

Maybe your PC seems like it decided its new role model is the iconic beer drinking, remote control holding, lazy bum who can’t be bothered to get up off the couch to reach for another cold one. Too slow to do much and too bloated to care. Sound familiar? No matter how much you coax, cajole and plead it won’t matter because the problem is … Continue reading What’s Lurking Inside your Computer? (Hint: It’s Something like Beer)