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Google is going to start pausing Flash Ads from 1 September 2015

August 31st 2015 in Malvertizing

At first glance, it looks like a great idea. It won’t, however, make that much of a difference for its own ads. Google has been automatically converting a lot of Flash ads served via its network to HTML5 anyway, and I’m not sure how much safer HTML5 may prove to be, in the end.

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Now is an appropriate time to remind everybody about anti-malvertising.com

August 28th 2015

Well worth reading, and sharing: http://www.anti-malvertising.com/

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MSN.COM hit by malvertizing

August 28th 2015

Details here: https://blog.malwarebytes.org/malvertising-2/2015/08/angler-exploit-kit-strikes-on-msn-com-via-malvertising-campaign/ “The incident occurred when people who where simply browsing MSN’s news, lifestyle or other portals were served with a malicious advertisement that silently loaded the Angler exploit kit and attempted to infect their computers.” “While we did not collect the malware payload associated with this campaign, we believe it is either Ad fraud or ransomware, Angler’s trademark.”

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It’s getting to the point where I wonder if its time to block advertising as standard operating procedure

August 27th 2015

I’ve been watching the malvertizing scene for a very long time, and historically have (sometimes with some trepidation) said that advertising shouldn’t be blocked as a matter of course, because every worker is worth his wage, and there are very real implications for the future viability of websites if they cannot earn an income from […]

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Malvertizing on the Telstra Media home page

August 22nd 2015

This would have got a STACK of people https://blog.malwarebytes.org/news/2015/08/telstra-medias-homepage-pushes-malvertising/

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Malvertizing at news.com.au

March 28th 2015

I just saw the following when visiting the news.com.au website using a Windows 8.1 phone and an Australian IP. news.com.au is a very popular website in Australia, but I’m not set up at the moment for mobile site analysis, so feel free to take a look-see and report… It may be that the full site is affected […]

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Not a good look there, Optus

March 27th 2015

Enforceable Undertaking offer by Optus to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner: http://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/applying-privacy-law/enforceable-undertakings/singtel-optus-enforceable-undertaking What did Optus do wrong?… In February 2013, Optus made a change to its website. Due to a coding error that occurred during this change, between February 2013 and April 2014, when Optus customers who had elected not to have their […]

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Fix for XP Microsoft Update site error code 0x80248015

March 11th 2015

Yes, I know, Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP a long time ago. However, users of XP should still go to *Microsoft Update* to check for updates to other Microsoft software on their computer. Anyway, I saw this error in a couple of XP virtual machines today. The fix is to change your computer’s clock to a […]

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If you say so…

December 30th 2014
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