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Fake Facebook email

February 20th 2011

I received the email in the screenshot below just a short while ago. It’s easy to tell it’s fake – just check out the URL behind the “3 messages” hyperlink.

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Advice for publishers and ad networks about how to avoid malvertizing

February 15th 2011

Right Media has published a blog entry giving their advice on how to avoid malvertizers – you can see the blog post here: http://www.rightmediablog.com/blog/2011/02/16/trust-safety-anti-malvertising-best-practices-for-media-buyers-and-sellers/ Their advice is very similar to that which has been available at www.anti-malvertising.com for quite a while now – good on Right Media for making sure their clients are made aware […]

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Tracking protection lists

February 10th 2011

There are a few already available (including one from TRUSTe): http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/Browser/TrackingProtectionLists/Default.html

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IE9 Release Candidate is out

February 10th 2011

Details here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2011/02/10/acting-on-feedback-ie9-release-candidate-available-for-download.aspx

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Malvertizing on Facebook via Farm Town banner advertisements

February 6th 2011

Farm Town have addressed the issue by disabling all (non-Facebook sourced) banner advertising, but it’s not the first time they have had problems – my regular readers will remember that Farm Town was displaying malvertizing back in April of last year. Source: http://www.slashkey.com/forum/showpost.php?p=4416182&postcount=4   Source: http://www.slashkey.com/forum/showpost.php?p=4417018&postcount=22   This is, apparently, a screenshot of a malvertizement […]

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