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

malvertizement featuring eBooks

June 3rd 2008 in Uncategorized

Screenshots (had to smile at the appearance of the word “malware”):

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I’m also seeing a steady stream of ringtone:

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and American Singles malvertizements:

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