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That moment one “privacy” app interferes with another “privacy” app

January 7th 2017 in safety and privacy on the Internet

Ghostery interfering with HTTPS Everywhere.

2017-01-07_10-26-37


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Discovery by Red Canary:
https://blog.redcanary.com/ask-partner-network-compromise

“On 5 November, Red Canary detected suspicious activity associated with Windows applications distributed by the Ask Partner Network (a.k.a. APN, Ask.com, or simply Ask). Upon further inspection, we discovered that Ask’s software was being co-opted by a malicious actor to execute malicious software on victims’ endpoints. “

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