Search Ads Distributing Malware

Malware that exploits holes in popular applications is being delivered
by big ad delivery platforms including those run by Yahoo, Fox, and
Google, according to researchers. Read the full article. [CNet]

Malware that exploits holes in popular applications is being delivered
by big ad delivery platforms including those run by Yahoo, Fox, and
Google, according to researchers. Read the full article. [CNet]

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Discussion

  • OldDog on

    Sounds like more cyberdoublespeak

  • marymax on

    3/24/2010

    We always knew that ad's had viruses and malware attached; thats nothing new but what is new is the way that these are handled.  I switched my internet security system to one that monitors both malware and viruses and when I try and open someting new it will immediatly send a warning message that an ad or application is dangerous or very dangerous so that I can exercise the option of opening it or not.  Our security systems are only as good as the person who develops the systems and of course there is always a way that malware can be attached to a ad or banner ad without the advertiser knowing about it.  Its a fact of the Information Age that cybercrime is on the rise but with the knowledge that they are out there and will try their darnness to hack; we must do everything possible to protect our vital infrastructures from maliscous attacks and be very viligent otherwise.

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