How Adware Invades Your Computer and Steals Your Personal Data
- Alexandra Ossola for The Week August 20th, 2016
- Source: http://theweek.com/articles/643079/how-adware-invades-computer-steals-personal-data
It's happened to everyone: You go to download some kind of new software, and before you do, a long list of terms and conditions in tiny font pops up. You don't read a word and hit "agree." What you might not realize is that along with the program you think you're getting, you're downloading a bit of unwanted adware, too.
So what does that unwelcome guest do? Researchers from New York University and Google teamed up to figure out just how adware operates on a user's computer.