Free Web Browser May Give You More Than You Asked For


A free Web browser that bills itself as a tool for privacy protection is, in fact, a click fraud engine for pornographic Web sites, security vendor Panda Software warned today.

Browsezilla, whose name and Lizard-like mascot are reminiscent of the open-source Mozilla browser products, claims to help surfers cover their tracks when visiting pornographic sites.

...However, Browsezilla also secretly installs adware that boosts the page view counts on certain pornographic Web sites, according to J.J. Schoch, director of marketing with Panda. "It's being used deceptively to get more hits on their site," Schoch says. "This adware opens a series of adult web pages, although they are not visible to the user." PCWorld.com - Free Web Browser May Give You More Than You Asked For

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 24th June 2006 11:07PM