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CNET hit by malvertizements

July 18th 2008 in Uncategorized

Why is it that after I pontificate that “pushers of malvertizing are finding it harder and harder to get their wares on to high profile, high traffic sites” we receive word that CNET was hit?  That’ll teach me to keep my mouth shut won’t it :o)

Ok, this is a new dialogue box – it appeared when I tried to close the fraudware site window … yes, clicking on OK does seem to open the Add Favorites window, but who knows what else it may be doing in the background  – I still recommend that you use the Red X to close the dialogue box.



Thanks to Donna for the heads up:

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“CNET hit by malvertizements”


That rogue is abusing Windows Defender’s name. Not good.


Among their latest stunts, they wipe history of visited sites and copy one of the malicious links to the clipboard.
cf : http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=18064&view=findpost&p=88153

Building on the work of his Youth Internet Safety Task Force and the high-tech unit in his Consumer Protection Division, Attorney General Rob McKenna today announced a number of updates to his office’s Internet Safety Web pages. In partnership with national Internet safety expert, Linda Criddle, author of the Internet safety manual Look Both […]

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