New Stealthier ZLoader Variant Spreading Via Fake TeamViewer Download Ads – Tempemail

Users searching for TeamViewer remote desktop software on search engines like Google are being redirected to malicious links that drop ZLoader malware onto their systems while simultaneously embracing a stealthier infection chain that allows it to linger on infected devices and evade detection by security solutions. “The malware is downloaded Continue Reading

‘Creepy’ Channel 4 Naked Attraction London bus ads to be removed | Channel 4- Tempemail

A “creepy” advert that suggests someone on a bus “loves being naked” is to be pulled, following a social media backlash over the campaign for the new series of the Channel 4 show Naked Attraction Transport for London said it would remove the advertising campaign from the side of double-deckers Continue Reading

Malicious Ads Target Cryptocurrency Users With Cinobi Banking Trojan – Tempemail

A new social engineering-based malvertising campaign targeting Japan has been found to deliver a malicious application that deploys a banking trojan on compromised Windows machines to steal credentials associated with cryptocurrency accounts. The application masquerades as an animated porn game, a reward points application, or a video streaming application, Trend Continue Reading

US urged to investigate deceptive Facebook ads tied to rightwing group | Facebook- Tempemail

A campaign finance watchdog group has requested that the justice department open a criminal investigation into the figures behind a series of deceptive Facebook ads that promoted Green party candidates in the 2018 midterm elections. A Guardian investigation recently revealed that the ads were placed by a major conservative marketing Continue Reading

Bye bye BMI: Pinterest bans weight loss ads in first for major social networks | Pinterest- Tempemail

Pinterest is banning all advertisements with weight loss language and imagery, including ads that idealise or denigrate certain body types, the social media company says. The popular, picture-led social network, which allows users to create and share mood boards, said it would also not allow ads with testimonials about weight Continue Reading

Google to Let Android Users Opt-Out to Stop Ads From Tracking Them – Tempemail

Google is tightening the privacy practices that could make it harder for apps on Android phones and tablets to track users who have opted out of receiving personalized interest-based ads. The change will go into effect sometime in late 2021. The development, which mirrors Apple’s move to enable iPhone and Continue Reading

It’s just pants: ads for skimpy men’s underwear too racy for media giants | Advertising- Tempemail

A male underwear company that had its adverts pulled from social media and an appearance on a morning television show dropped has accused the industry of double standards when it comes to images of semi-clothed male and female bodies. Moot, an underwear retailer set up by Jules Parker – a Continue Reading

Apple and Facebook at odds over privacy move that will hit online ads | Apple

Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, has launched his strongest attack on Facebook yet, as the two companies face off over Apple’s plans for new privacy features that would severely limit online advertising. Speaking to the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection conference on “Data Privacy Day”, Cook defended Apple’s decision to Continue Reading

Australia’s competition regulator flags legal cases against tech companies over ads | Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Competition regulator Rod Sims has foreshadowed possible further legal cases against tech groups as a result of inquiries into mobile phone app stores and how ads are sold online. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, which Sims chairs, has been investigating so-called “ad tech”, where search engine Google is a Continue Reading