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

Now is an appropriate time to remind everybody about anti-malvertising.com

August 28th 2015 in Malvertizing

Well worth reading, and sharing:

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Details here:

“The incident occurred when people who where simply browsing MSN’s news, lifestyle or other portals were served with a malicious advertisement that silently loaded the Angler exploit kit and attempted to infect their computers.”

“While we did not collect the malware payload associated with this campaign, we believe it is either Ad fraud or ransomware, Angler’s trademark.”

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At first glance, it looks like a great idea. It won’t, however, make that much of a difference for its own ads. Google has been automatically converting a lot of Flash ads served via its network to HTML5 anyway, and I’m not sure how much safer HTML5 may prove to be, in the end.

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