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http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/09/advertising-firms-struggle-to-kill-malvertisements/ Take particular note of the fact that only every 3rd to 100th ad was bad, making it very hard to catch the bad guys in the act. Also, this wasn’t a matter of a failure of due diligence when choosing to allow onto network. According to the report, one of the online tools that Zedo provides […]
Gotta laugh at the irony: captured thanks to CAPTCHA. http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security/327646-the-dread-pirate-roberts-s-fatal-mistake
Yep, it’s happened again – details here: https://blog.malwarebytes.org/malvertising-2/2014/09/googles-doubleclick-ad-network-abused-once-again-in-malvertising-attacks/ The days where people could say “only visit reputable sites and you’ll be safe” are well and truly gone.
Sad to read this; its been a little while since we’ve read about such a big outbreak: http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/09/google-stops-malicious-advertising-campaign-that-could-have-reached-millions/ So, what can you do to protect yourself between the time something like this hits, the ad networks or others identify it, and it gets shut down? Update **all** software on your computer and your operating system, […]
Functionality *seems* to be back. But, the site is still listed for sale, and WHOIS has changed. Registrant is now a “Leonard Quack” of “MenschDanke GmbH”, Berlin. Previously the Registrant was a Mario Mueller of Lingo4you GbR, Machern. Hosting has changed too, from Sedoparking.com to Namespace4you.com Be warned, things could go south again. The domain has […]
The domain is for sale, and it’s been taken over by sed0 parking. If you go to the site you are automatically redirected to an advertising page. To add insult to injury, using a USA IP address I was redirected to a fake java update page Google Search is reporting that the site is possibly […]
http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/popup-ad-inventor-ethan-zuckerman-says-im-sorry/story-fnjwmwrh-1227026250240 His explanation for why the idea came to be is quite interesting. “It was a way to associate an ad with a user’s page without putting it directly on the page, which advertisers worried would imply an association between their brand and the page’s content. Specifically, we came up with it when a major […]