Spyware Researcher Claims Zango Hasn't Mended Its Ways


On Friday, the Federal Trade Commission said Zango, a major adware distributor formerly known as 180solutions, and its two principals, Keith Smith and Daniel Toddhad of Bellevue, Wash., agreed to settle FTC charges that the company used unfair and deceptive methods to install and obstruct the removal of adware on consumers' computers in violation of federal law.

But spyware researcher Ben Edelman doubts that the company has reformed its ways. "I commend the FTC's efforts here, but serious diligence will be required to assure that [the company] actually complies with its many obligations under the settlement," Edelman said in an e-mail on Friday. "At this instant, I am confident that [the company] is not in compliance." Spyware Researcher Claims Zango Hasn't Mended Its Ways - Security News by InformationWeek

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