You need to be weary of YouPorn. This YouPorn spyware cookie is responsible for tracking users' browsing habits and collecting their personal information. The gathered information, which includes everything from past sites visited and user preferences, will ultimately be delivered to the developers behind YouPorn. You as the user have no control over what happens to that information, and who gets their hands on it.
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That's because it is closely related to a virus known as Defense Center. As soon as this dangerous program infects computer, it starts posing a serious harm to the system and victim's privacy. Beware that the main thing it seeks is to swindle your money and personally identifiable information. That's why Defence Center displays misleading pop-up ads that report about invented viruses and then offers to purchase its fake license. Before you do that, you should scan your PC with reliable anti-spyware.
Indecent exposure: Pornhub users targeted by malvertising campaign
Search engines, email services, messaging platforms, or other apps and services you fancy cost money , and companies have to recoup that somehow and profit. As a collaborative report from Motherboard and PCMag recently found, an Avast subsidiary, Jumpshot, scoops up data from Avast antivirus users and sells it to advertisers, who can then combine it with other data they have on your activities to track you in great detail. It is possible to determine from the collected data what date and time the anonymized user visited YouPorn and PornHub, and in some cases what search term they entered into the porn site and which specific video they watched.
Millions of Pornhub users in the US, Canada, UK, and Australia were exposed to a malvertising attack that was active for more than a year, researchers have claimed. According to new study from infosec firm Proofpoint, the large-scale attack was conducted by the so-called KovCoreG group, which is best known for distributing Kovter ad fraud malware. The infection chain in this campaign, says Proofpoint, appeared on Pornhub, a popular free pornography website, and abused the Traffic Junky advertising network. The hack worked by showing an advert on the site that leveraged slight variations on a browser update scheme and tricking users into installing a software package that contained a clickbot payload.