Spotify ads 'launched virus pop-ups'

Spotify ads 'launched virus pop-ups'
 

Spotify says it has fixed a problem in its software that let rogue adverts automatically open virus-infected websites on a victim's device.
The so-called malvertising affected Spotify's subscription-free service on Windows, Mac and Linux machines.
People reported that virus-infected pop-up websites were appearing while they listened to music.
Spotify said in a statement: "We have now identified the source of the problem and have shut it down."
It said "questionable website pop-ups" had affected a "small number of users".
Cybersecurity experts have warned that... read more

 
6 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 36
Source: BBC
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