Researchers have just found out about a fresh threat to the mode consumers connect with websites but this time it is from software designed to block advertisements.
Allegedly called PrivDog has been found to compromise a layer o the internet also called as Secure Socket Layer (SSL) – works as a safeguard to online transactions.
After the detection of a quite similar issue with Superfish, the software pre-installed on some Lenovo computers.
PrivDog said that its issue might compromise more than 57,000 users.
According to PrivDog its issue may put more than 57,000 users at risk.
“The issue potentially affects a very limited number of websites,” the firm told in a statement.
“The potential issue has already been corrected. There will be an update tomorrow, which will automatically update all 57,568 users of these specific PrivDog versions.”
PrivDog is actually a tool designed to block adverts and replace them with ones from “trusted sources” – is latest to join an ever-growing list of software impacted by relevant security flaws.
According to experts, they have revealed another dozen of examples since Superfish was brought to the public’s attention last week.
Finding the cheapest products by analyzing visually them by users was actual the idea behind the designing of Superfish.
However it compromises security by blocking connections and issuing fake certificates – the ID that is used to identify websites – to trick sites into turning over data. This is a practice commonly known as a man-in-the-middle attack.
After that Lenovo has issues a tool to enable the users to eradicate the hidden software. It has now been facing legal action from a group of users, according to whom it acted illegitimately in pre-loading it.