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Zog_but_not_the_first Silver badge
IT Angle

Social engineering

I believe a major issue is the way in which various games, apps and programs use social engineering to facilitate targeted advertising and data harvesting. "Home IT support" was always undertaken with a heavy heart knowing I would have to clean out "free fun games" that seemed to want to know a lot about you before they would let you play, "helpful add-ins to the browser" that facilitated pop-ups and God knows what else.

All of these techniques are presumably the ones used by malware planters to get you to "click here" and receive an unwanted dose of silicon clap.

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