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Photobucket.com – an update

May 13th 2008 in Uncategorized

I am pleased to advise that one of the malvertizements that was appearing at photobucket.com, being the Tokyo Drift malvertizement being distrubted via adbureau.net, has been removed from circulation.


As far as I know, the other malvertizements, hosted by atlas-ads.com, may still be in circulation.


The malvertizements are gone because we alerted adbureau.net to the problem.  I have NOT received any reassurances from photobucket.com, either directly or via other correspondents, that photobucket have improved their investigative processes when checking advertisements offered to them to minimise the possibility of this happening again, or that they have put in place new procedures to ensure that reports of malvertizements are identified and acted upon immediately, therefore my earlier stated advice to avoid all advertising on photobucket.com still stands.


 


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