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"MacKeeper[1] security researcher?" It's good to know that the crapware you have to remove from your parents' computer, which they installed thanks to dishonest pop-unders, is funding something useful.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mackeeper




That was my reaction too. I looked into it, the MacKeeper security researcher is Chris Vickery. In December 2015, while not employed by MacKeeper, he discovered a database of 13 million MacKeeper usernames and passwords [1]. MacKeeper then hired him in January 2016 to create a "Analytical and Security Center" [2].

[1] http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/12/13-million-mackeeper-user...

[2] https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/mackeeper-chris-vickery-launc...


Holy shit, I keep removing MacKeeper from my parents computers. Every time I visit. And my dad always gives me a guilty look and says "I shouldn't have installed that again right?"


As far as I can tell the article is worded poorly. He doesn't work for MacKeeper, he is the researcher that found a similarly exposed database of 13 million MacKeepe users. http://krebsonsecurity.com/tag/chris-vickery/




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