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About Darren Williams

Dr. Williams is the founder and CEO of BlackFog, Inc. In the wake of increasing privacy concerns across the world Dr. Williams founded BlackFog to combat the growing number of applications and online sites that breach your privacy rights. With more than 20% of online activity associated with data profiling it was clear that something had to be done to curb this growing threat. Unlike companies that focus on malware and viruses this new category focuses specifically on data loss prevention, ransomware and malvertising.

Verify that you have sufficient privileges to install system services

When installing BlackFog it automatically creates a service in order to operate correctly on your system. If the user account has been modified by a system administrator the installer may fail to create and execute the service under you local account. You will see the message "Verify that you have sufficient privileges to install [...]

2018-11-09T07:55:30+00:00November 9th, 2018|

How to Allow Full Disk Access when using macOS Mojave

When using macOS Mojave with BlackFog it is important to allow "Full Disk Access" to the application in order for it to correctly detect and remove malware. To do this it is necessary to open the "Security and Privacy" System Preferences. Once opened, scroll down to Full Disk Access and click the + button [...]

2018-09-26T12:09:03+00:00September 26th, 2018|

Change Log – BlackFog Privacy for iOS

3.2.0 - October x, 2018 (In App Store Review) Removed block warnings when clicking on Ads shown in Google Search Changed Enterprise license handling Added Turkish translation Updated threat rules 3.1.0 - August 13, 2018 Added Fake News blocking option Added Safari Action extension to whitelist while browsing Added new advertising [...]

2018-10-15T08:51:11+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Software Update fails

When running software update from the Help menu the system returns with a message saying that the software signatures don't match. This error can happen if you are using versions of BlackFog prior to 3.5.1 which introduced a certificate change to the main application to support Microsofts new signing policies. The solution is to [...]

2018-06-11T09:04:57+00:00June 11th, 2018|

Cryptocurrency Mining Protection

Cryptocurrency mining is the latest trend in hacking (also called Cryptojacking) where code is injected into web sites and is used to hijack the users’ CPU to mine cryptocurrency. This has been driven by a boom in the value of cryptocoins in general and is a way for hackers to make money.

2018-03-22T10:12:34+00:00March 7th, 2018|Network Protection, Online Safety, Privacy|

General Data Protection Regulation Statement (GDPR)

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a significant piece of European legislation which will come into force on May 25, 2018. It builds on existing data protection laws, strengthening the rights that EU individuals have over their personal data, and creating a single data protection approach across Europe.

2018-03-07T16:00:33+00:00March 6th, 2018|