On Adware – The Mobile Plague

Adware accounts for 72% of all mobile malware according to a new report from Avast. The report reveals that android malware has increased by 38% alone in the last year.


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Mike Bittner, Associate Director of Digital Security and Operations,  The Media Trust
March 12, 2020
As a result, this unmanaged code can easily perform additional actions outside the delivery of an ad.
Ads provide a very important function in the digital economy: they enable access to a free service. While most people approach this adware as a user annoyance with little actual harm to the user this usually isn't the case. The issue lies in what additional code ads bring to the device, most of which is unknown to the app creator or advertiser. As a result, this unmanaged code can easily perform a ....
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