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“There is no magic fairy dust protecting Macs" – Dai Zovi, author of “The Mac Hacker’s Handbook"

Update re malvertizements appearing on Yahoo web pages

May 2nd 2008 in Uncategorized

Yahoo have removed the malvertizements featured on this blog – I am hopeful that such malvertizements will be removed from circulation much faster in future.


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