Malicious hackers discovered way to deliver malware through unloved Ask Toolbar

For years people have been opening their browser and asking, “how the heck did that Ask Toolbar get installed?”

Enough is enough. Remove it.

Ask toolbar updates hijacked by attackers to install suspicious code

Researchers have discovered that an unknown attacker hijacked the update mechanism employed by Ask Partner Network (APN) to download suspicious code onto unsuspecting users’ PCs.

David Bisson reports.

Thank you Microsoft, for blocking the Ask Toolbar as malware

So long Ask Toolbar, we won’t miss you one bit.

Oracle has just given you another reason not to install Java on your Mac

I think it’s great that Oracle is showing its contempt for Java users in this way. The company’s transparency should be applauded.

Oracle, please stop sneakily foisting third-party toolbars on us with your Java updates

If you’re installing a critical security update on your computer, caused by the software vendor’s sloppy code quality, you probably wouldn’t dream that your software vendor is trying to make some money out of the inconvenience.