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Push Technology Used in Mobile Attacks

Push Technology Used in Mobile Attacks (Malware and Vulnerabilities)

In its benign use, web push is used by legitimate websites -- such as news sites -- to send out new event notifications. The less benign use is to employ the technology to send out what amounts to phishing notifications. Each website asks the user to allow notifications -- sometimes openly, and sometimes disguised as verification proof that the user is human and not a robot. If notifications are allowed by the user, those websites start sending out dubious content. The primary purpose of StreamAll is to get the user to accept notifications -- and therefore unrequested adverts -- while promoting itself as a movie search and stream extension. Like StreamAll, they ask for notifications to be allowed, and then push out adverts from an ad provider.

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