Malicious gaming extensions: a child’s play to infection


Did you ever lend your laptop to a child to play a video game, only to get it back filled with advertisements? Our CEO knows a little bit about that predicament, having unknowingly infected his parents’ computer when he was a kid. But times have changed since then. Let us play for you a modern-day scenario, then, to show how it’s a short trip from “I want to play this game” to “Hey, there’s adware on my laptop!” These days the coolest kids at school aren’t playing football—they’re playing video games. Of course, your kid wants to be the best in a popular game like So he grabs the family laptop and does a search for “always win slither.”

More information here