The iPad, iPhone, and Android apps launched a week ago and gives you the flexibility to pin from anywhere you are whenever you wish.
GFI researchers have recently spotted an app aimed at Computer users called “Pin Photo Zoom” that supposedly helps Pinterest users zoom in on images:
Unfortunately, it doesn’t deliver on the promise – at all.
Users–”pinners” in the twee parlance of the site, copy images they find elsewhere on the web and store them on one of their personal Pinterest pages, called pinboards.
What it does is install a program designed to inject ads on websites users visit and video ads on YouTube that appear before the videos the users want to see.
According to the researchers, the website from which the app can be downloaded is located on a domain hosted on a IP range harboring other malicious sites.
Website monitoring is often used by businesses to ensure that their sites are live and responding.
“The privacy page URL specified in their EULA page leads to a dead page,” they point out, and add that the Pin Photo Zoom app apparently has a second site called pinterestphotozoom.com.
As always, users are advised to download apps from legitimate online marketplaces, and to check carefully what permissions they require.
Users can build catalog of apps that follow a particular theme, and share catalogs with other users.
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