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Senate report exposes dangers of online ‘malvertizing’

May 19th 2014 in Uncategorized

Yep, there has been a report issued by the United States Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/224136762/Online-Advertising-Hidden-Hazards-to-Consumer-Security-Date-Privacy

Cite:
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2014/05/14/Senate-report-exposes-dangers-of-online-malvertising/1391400080081


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Does anybody even say “egads” anymore?   BTW, it’s not an actual failure – all that’s happened is I opened Chrome to that page when an update was already in progress. It’s a confusing message Google, you might consider fixing things so that the page shows that an update is in progress […]

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Want proof? Check this report out http://threatpost.com/research-project-pays-people-to-download-run-executables/106773
To summarise… “To most participants, the value extracted from the software (access to
free music or screen savers) trumped the potentially dangerous security
compromises and privacy invasions they had facilitated,”
How disappointing 🙁 

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