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More information about the Doubleclick / Zedo malvertizing incidents

October 1st 2014 in safety and privacy on the Internet

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/09/advertising-firms-struggle-to-kill-malvertisements/

Take particular note of the fact that only every 3rd to 100th ad was bad, making it very hard to catch the bad guys in the act.

Also, this wasn’t a matter of a failure of due diligence when choosing to allow onto network. According to the report, one of the online tools that Zedo provides to advertisers had a vulnerability, allowing the attacker to infiltrate the company’s network.

 


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http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security/327646-the-dread-pirate-roberts-s-fatal-mistake

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