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Trend Micro apps fiasco generates even more questions

The saga surrounding Trend Micro apps being removed from the Mac App Store for gathering data inappropriately drags on, but the company’s latest admission raises even more questions.

In the latest update to its response to allegations that its Mac apps were stealing user data, Trend Micro admitted that it published another banned app — Open Any Files: RAR Support.

Thomas Reed, director of Mac and mobile at Malwarebytes Labs, had previously found the Open Any Files app — listed as being developed by Hao Wu — to be gathering the same data as the Trend Micro apps, transmitting that data to Trend Micro servers and promoting Trend Micro’s Dr. Antivirus app, which was one of the six Trend Micro apps banned initially by Apple. 

While the cybersecurity company based in Japan did not explain why it did not take ownership of the Open Any Files app before, Trend Micro admitted the app used “the same module” to collect browser history data as the other Trend Micro apps. As such, the company said it would “no longer publish or support this product.”

Reed found the admission interesting because Trend Micro had previously described Open Any Files as an affiliate app.

“I’m not sure who Hao Wu is. I had assumed it was someone who was abusing the Trend affiliate program to get paid for referrals to their apps. It’s very odd that Trend is now saying that they own that app,” Reed said via Twitter direct message. “Why would their own app use App Store affiliate links when linking to other apps they own?”

Reed added that Malwarebytes had found the Open Any Files app to be “very shady” and so he had been tracking it since December.

“[Promoting other Trend Micro apps] was its sole purpose. The other functionality it provided was extremely minimal, and it used [a] trick to get triggered any time the user opened an unfamiliar document type,” Reed said. “I’m not entirely sure what the point is. These are all junk apps that are a dime a dozen on the App Store. They really don’t provide much — if any — value to the user, in my opinion. I suspect the data collection was a primary goal, but that’s just a theory.”

When questioned about Open Any Files and the other Trend Micro apps, the company refused to answer and instead linked to the updated blog post, noting that it now has an FAQ and “will continue to be updated with other questions and answers.”

Reed said the company didn’t seem ready to talk about the issues with the Trend Micro apps for Mac, but they should have been because changes to the apps indicated they expected the controversy.

“One thing that is striking is their claim about displaying [an end-user license agreement] that the user has to agree to. That was not the case in any of our testing, which actually started back in December, and was repeated several times right up to just before publication of our article,” Reed said. “Someone on Twitter posted a couple screenshots… before September 7 and after September 7. Before, no EULA. After, the EULA appeared. They knew this was coming, and their response was to add a EULA rather than remove the data exfiltration code.”

For Sale – Breaking Up Old but Hi Spec (at the time) Windows PC

My very old but fully working windows pc has been gathering dust so need to get rid to make space and just wondered if any of the bits are of use to anyone? All prices negotiable as not too sure how much these bits worth.

please assume no original packing unless stated but everything will be well packaged

postage to be discussed for each item

Can take individual pics as needed

Collection from London Se9 also possible or London Charing Cross work days

Case £50
Antec Dark Fleet DF85 (case only no power supply, wires unless fitted originally)
Specifications

  • Dimensions (mm) 213 x 505 x 577 mm (W x D x H)
  • Material Steel
  • Colour Black
  • Weight 11kg
  • Front Panel Power and reset switches, 1 x USB 3, 3 x USB 2, Stereo, Mic
  • Drive Bays 3 x external 5.25in drive bays, 9 x internal 3.5in drive bays, 1 internal 2.5in drive bay, 1 external 2.5in drive bay
  • Form factor(s) ATX, micro-ATX
  • Cooling 3 x front 120mm fan mounts (fans included), 2 x rear 120mm fan mounts (fans included), 2 x 140mm roof fan mounts (fans included) plus extra Akasa Apache Black Fan on side
  • Graphics card dimensions supported 318mm long, dual slot, full height

Power £75
Corsair TX750W
Corsair TX750W Power Supply

Motherboard £50

Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC
Model Rampage Formula (LGA775)
Version Rev 1.xx
Chipset Vendor Intel Chipset Model X48 Chipset Revision 01
Southbridge Vendor Intel Southbridge Model 82801IR (ICH9R) Revision 02
BIOS
Brand American Megatrends Inc. Version 0902 Date 28/04/2009

CPU £20
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 / Cores 4 / Threads 4
Name Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
Code Name Yorkfield
Package Socket 775 LGA
Technology 45nm
Specification Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz
CPU Only no cooler

CPU Cooler £15
Arctic Freezer Pro Rev
freezer-7-pro-rev-2.html

RAM £60
4 sticks of Corsair Dominator CM2X2048 – 8500C5D 1066mhz 5-5-5-15 2.1V ver 1.1

GPU £50
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Palit Platinum sonic
Memory Type GDDR5
Physical Memory 1023 MB
Virtual Memory 1024 MB
Bus Width 64×4 (256 bit)
Shaders 384 unified
Palit GeForce GTX 560 Sonic Platinum Specs

Sound Card £30
ASUS Xonar HDAV 1.3 Deluxe True HDMI 1.3a 7.1Ch Soundcard, Dolby True HD/DTS Master Audio PCI-E
Just the card itself. Have original box but not in best condition

Price and currency: various
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PPG or BT
Location: London
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Breaking Up Old but Hi Spec (at the time) Windows PC

My very old but fully working windows pc has been gathering dust so need to get rid to make space and just wondered if any of the bits are of use to anyone? All prices negotiable as not too sure how much these bits worth.

please assume no original packing unless stated but everything will be well packaged

postage to be discussed for each item

Can take individual pics as needed

Collection from London Se9 also possible or London Charing Cross work days

Case £50
Antec Dark Fleet DF85 (case only no power supply, wires unless fitted originally)
Specifications

  • Dimensions (mm) 213 x 505 x 577 mm (W x D x H)
  • Material Steel
  • Colour Black
  • Weight 11kg
  • Front Panel Power and reset switches, 1 x USB 3, 3 x USB 2, Stereo, Mic
  • Drive Bays 3 x external 5.25in drive bays, 9 x internal 3.5in drive bays, 1 internal 2.5in drive bay, 1 external 2.5in drive bay
  • Form factor(s) ATX, micro-ATX
  • Cooling 3 x front 120mm fan mounts (fans included), 2 x rear 120mm fan mounts (fans included), 2 x 140mm roof fan mounts (fans included) plus extra Akasa Apache Black Fan on side
  • Graphics card dimensions supported 318mm long, dual slot, full height

Power £75
Corsair TX750W
Corsair TX750W Power Supply

Motherboard £50

Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC
Model Rampage Formula (LGA775)
Version Rev 1.xx
Chipset Vendor Intel Chipset Model X48 Chipset Revision 01
Southbridge Vendor Intel Southbridge Model 82801IR (ICH9R) Revision 02
BIOS
Brand American Megatrends Inc. Version 0902 Date 28/04/2009

CPU £20
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 / Cores 4 / Threads 4
Name Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
Code Name Yorkfield
Package Socket 775 LGA
Technology 45nm
Specification Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz
CPU Only no cooler

CPU Cooler £15
Arctic Freezer Pro Rev
freezer-7-pro-rev-2.html

RAM £60
4 sticks of Corsair Dominator CM2X2048 – 8500C5D 1066mhz 5-5-5-15 2.1V ver 1.1

GPU £50
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Palit Platinum sonic
Memory Type GDDR5
Physical Memory 1023 MB
Virtual Memory 1024 MB
Bus Width 64×4 (256 bit)
Shaders 384 unified
Palit GeForce GTX 560 Sonic Platinum Specs

Sound Card £30
ASUS Xonar HDAV 1.3 Deluxe True HDMI 1.3a 7.1Ch Soundcard, Dolby True HD/DTS Master Audio PCI-E
Just the card itself. Have original box but not in best condition

Price and currency: various
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PPG or BT
Location: London
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Asus Flip C302 2in1 Chromebook

Hi,

I am selling my Asus C302 Chromebook as it isn’t getting any use and has been gathering dust for a few months.

It’s the Intel M3-6Y30 version with 4GB Ram and 64GB storage.

It was purchased from Curry’s in Dec 2017 so still has 5 months warranty remaining.

As mentioned it has hardly been used so is in near mint condition.

Cheers
Jamie

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Price and currency: £425
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT
Location: Dunfermline
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Asus Flip C302 2in1 Chromebook

Hi,

I am selling my Asus C302 Chromebook as it isn’t getting any use and has been gathering dust for a few months.

It’s the Intel M3-6Y30 version with 4GB Ram and 64GB storage.

It was purchased from Curry’s in Dec 2017 so still has 5 months warranty remaining.

As mentioned it has hardly been used so is in near mint condition.

Cheers
Jamie

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Price and currency: £425
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT
Location: Dunfermline
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Asus Flip C302 2in1 Chromebook

Hi,

I am selling my Asus C302 Chromebook as it isn’t getting any use and has been gathering dust for a few months.

It’s the Intel M3-6Y30 version with 4GB Ram and 64GB storage.

It was purchased from Curry’s in Dec 2017 so still has 5 months warranty remaining.

As mentioned it has hardly been used so is in near mint condition.

Cheers
Jamie

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Price and currency: £425
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT
Location: Dunfermline
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Asus Flip C302 2in1 Chromebook

Hi,

I am selling my Asus C302 Chromebook as it isn’t getting any use and has been gathering dust for a few months.

It’s the Intel M3-6Y30 version with 4GB Ram and 64GB storage.

It was purchased from Curry’s in Dec 2017 so still has 5 months warranty remaining.

As mentioned it has hardly been used so is in near mint condition.

Cheers
Jamie

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Price and currency: £450
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT
Location: Dunfermline
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Asus Flip C302 2in1 Chromebook

Hi,

I am selling my Asus C302 Chromebook as it isn’t getting any use and has been gathering dust for a few months.

It’s the Intel M3-6Y30 version with 4GB Ram and 64GB storage.

It was purchased from Curry’s in Dec 2017 so still has 5 months warranty remaining.

As mentioned it has hardly been used so is in near mint condition.

Cheers
Jamie

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[​IMG]
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Price and currency: £450
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT
Location: Dunfermline
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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External Hard Drive

Anyone have a USB3 External HD gathering dust? 1TB+ only
Happy to take this off your hands for my hard earned shekels.
WHY

Location: Cumbria

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External Hard Drive

For Sale – Jumper Ezbook 2 and Hp Stream 11

Hi,

I have a few laptops for sale that are sitting here gathering dust.

1. Ezbook 2 – Bought from gearbest in March. In great condition, however the SD card reader does not work on the device and the speakers aren’t great. Otherwise great device, extremely light etc £100
2.HP Stream 11-r050sa 11.6″ Laptop – Blue – I bought this is November 2016 from currys. It has sat in its box since. £70

Type Laptop
Operating system Windows 10 (64-bit)
SPECIFICATION
Processor – Intel® Celeron® N3050 Processor
– Dual-core
– 1.6 GHz / 2.16 GHz with TurboBoost
– 2 MB cache
Memory (RAM) 2 GB
Storage 32 GB eMMC
SCREEN
Touchscreen No
Screen size 11.6″
Screen type LED
Resolution 1366 x 768

Both are collection only from Harrow at the moment. I am also selling a Linx 12v64, however this has been offered on a wanted thread for now

Price and currency: £100
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash on collection
Location: harrow
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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