Technically, I would definitely call this “spyware” rather than the run-of-the-mill adware if the adware uploads screenshots!
A new adware has been discovered that performs a severe privacy breach by uploading a screenshot of the user’s active windows to a server under their control. This means that any info on the screen, whether it is a tax return, password manager, or corporate secrets is now available the adware company.
Source: Adware uploads Screenshot of your Active Windows without your Permission
Microsoft has just made Windows less secure.
Microsoft recently placed a Windows 10 ad hidden in a “security patch”, according to InfoWorld article, “Windows patch KB 3139929: When a security update is not a security update“. This is just plain wrong on so many levels, but not the least is that this will result in even more vulnerable Windows systems in general. Continue reading “Windows 10 Ad Hidden in Security Patch KB 3139929”