Music streaming service Spotify has apparently been serving up malware-laden websites to users of its free ad-supported service, but at this time it is having little effect on Mac users other than inconvenience.
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macOS, Windows Spotify Free users plagued by malicious website pop-ups
PSA: uninstall Spotify free, their ads are plagued with malware right now. pic.twitter.com/DUOqDrnDUZ
— Volp (@VolpRS) October 5, 2016 Spotify claims that it is investigating the issue. AppleInsider can confirm that the browser popup issue persists across all Windows platforms, Linux, and macOS.
Spotify and Apple Music have been battling since the latter's launch in 2015. In the end of September, Spotify launched the "Daily Mix" feature , offering tailored playlists apparently meant to challenge the "For You" content on Apple Music.
Earlier in 2016, Spotify battled Apple over an app update rejection, alleging "grave harm" was being caused by delays in rolling out fixes . Spotify was alsorecently accused of intentionally burying older content from artists with exclusives on Apple Music .