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Silk Road pirate caught by CAPTCHA

October 1st 2014 in interesting stuff, safety and privacy on the Internet

Gotta laugh at the irony: captured thanks to CAPTCHA.

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


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Yep, it’s happened again – details here:
https://blog.malwarebytes.org/malvertising-2/2014/09/googles-doubleclick-ad-network-abused-once-again-in-malvertising-attacks/

The days where people could say “only visit reputable sites and you’ll be safe” are well and truly gone.

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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 […]

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