Category: Security Blog

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Avast Shuts down Data Collection Firm After ScandalAvast Shuts down Data Collection Firm After Scandal

Avast is shutting down subsidiary Jumpshot over allegations that it sold user data. Free antivirus software-maker Avast is shutting down subsidiary company Jumpshot following reports that it sold “highly sensitive” web browsing data, its CEO said Wednesday. Avast’s software, installed on millions of computers worldwide, allegedly gathered data ...

Avast Antivirus Harvested User Data, Then Sold To Google, MicrosoftAvast Antivirus Harvested User Data, Then Sold To Google, Microsoft

Maybe it’s time to review your anti virus applications. “The Mac and Windows version of Avast antivirus has been used to harvest user data, an investigation claims, with some sensitive info sold to third parties, including Google, Microsoft, and Intuit. ” AVG is also under the spot light ...