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Dangerous iOS and macOS Apps

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Dangerous iOS and macOS Apps

Post by Stephen Hart » Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:40 am

Questions about Adware that takes over a browser come up occasionally on the SMUG forum. I'm always ultra cautious about recommendations because what better way to disguise adware than in an app that claims to remove adware? Here are three articles worth reading.

Two articles that mention a fraudulent adware-removal app: ... -user-data ... nformation

And here's an article on iOS apps that collect location data without the user's knowledge: ... lysis-says
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