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

August 31st 2015

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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