AVG Exposes Data of 9 Million People

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AVG Exposes Data of 9 Million People

Post by WCCobra » December 30th, 2015, 3:12 pm

The latest company to earn the rebuke is the Netherlands-based antivirus software maker AVG, whose "Web tuneup" add-on for the Google Chrome browser promised to protect you from surfing to unsafe sites on the Internet. It turns out that software also exposed your browsing history and other personal data to any would-be hacker who knew how to grab it.

The problem has been fixed, but it's unclear how many of the 9 million people who use the software might have had their information stolen.

http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/flaw-found- ... e-exposed/

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