AVG Antivirus has been found to have force-installed a vulnerable Google Chrome extension called AVG Web TuneUp.
The issue was reported by one of Google’s Project Zero researchers, Tavis Ormandy, at its Product Forums.
It is worth noting that Ormandy has reported several security issues in Antivirus products in the past, including some in ESET, Kaspersky, to name a few.
How often do you read Privacy policies of web services/apps, or End user license agreements (EULA) ?
If your answer is never, that’s okay, even I don’t pay attention to those in most cases.
First let me be clear,we are not questioning AVG’s products, they are quite good, especially the [...]
Antivirus maker and security firm, AVG, has announced a new security addon for Google Chrome.
The extension is called Crumble, and helps in preventing tracking cookies.
One of the ways that a user’s activity is tracked is by using a browser cookie. It stores information about page visits, and other browsing data.
Normally cookies are used for tracking visitors to a website, and displaying advertisements. But the internet is far from a safe place today. It is full of hackers, spies and malicious content.
In addition to using a good antivirus, and firewall, you should also make it a regular practice to delete your browsing history, and cookies. [...]