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7 February 2014

Malware Creators Are Focusing On Ad Net

by Code Monkey

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Malware creators are focusing on Ad networks to infect millions of computers and mobile devices that deliver flash based ad content.\ \ Do not get a false sense of security from browser plugins that “report” to block Ads.  Plugins like Ad Block Plus still let some “non-intrusive ads” though to help generate revenue unless you disable it in the configuration.  Plugins that block flash or javascript completely is a safer bet.\ \ While I want companies like Ad Block Plus to generate revenue, what was once considered  a safe “non-intrusive” ad, doesn’t mean they are not infected with malware today.

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Yahoo’s malware-pushing ads linked to larger malware scheme

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