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Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Spotify serving malware, no escape from reality

Spotify has apologized to its subscribers after it served up malicious adverts that attempted to infect listeners’ computers. The problem occurred with Spotify Free, which lets people to stream music gratis in exchange for being played and shown adverts. One advertiser sneakily embedded nasty software code into its Spotify ads that hijacked browsers on macOS and Linux systems. We’re told the ads caused the computers’ default browsers to open up dodgy websites that then attempted to install malware or steal victims’ passwords.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register

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