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Warning: malvertizements have been reported on photobucket.com

May 7th 2008 in Uncategorized

I received an email alert overnight warning that photobucket is displaying malvertizements.

The problem we face in tracking down the reported malvertizements on photobucket.com is that the advertisements are country specific. 

This blog has readers all over the world – if anybody has seen something, please grab proof using Fiddler and let me know.


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