In the middle of last year, Google took steps to protect their search engine users. Besides their wishy-washy AMP initiative, Google has taken steps to remove malicious ads from front page results. Though that may be accomplished already with popular searches (e.g. Coca-Cola), it wasn’t uncommon for more esoteric searches to bring sketchy results. Most people don’t realize when malware infects their devices, so Google took it upon themselves (tragically lately so) to do something about it. Starting on January 10th, these changes will come into effect.
On December 23, 2015, we launched the first version of AdClear. Now, more than a year later, we’ve improved the app beyond our wildest dreams. On this celebratory occasion, and it being a time of reflection, we want to look back at what the app was, what it’s become, and what it will be a year from now.
In what has been a banner year for malvertisers, Gooligan is the latest exploit kit making news. The attacks are able to gain access to users’ Google accounts on Jellybean, KitKat, and Lollipop devices, which accounts for over a billion of the phones in use today.
This blog will keep users up to date on news concerning AdClear, Android, and mobile security. Here we will be able to give depth to topics that may be confusing while providing visual and verbal aids to make the information easy to understand. We’re excited to relaunch ourselves here, and we have big news to share in the coming weeks! Stay tuned.