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The malicious side of online ads - how unpatched servers hurt us all

This is an excellent of example of why patch management and life cycle management of IT resources is so absolutely critical.  Far too often, IT shops choose to adopt a strategy of “if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it”.  12 more words

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The malicious side of online ads - how unpatched servers hurt us all

You’ve almost certainly heard or seen the word malvertising.

Here’s the way malvertising often plays out:

  • You visit an unexceptionable web page – one that your IT department approves of.
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Malvertising Campaign Spread Via Google Adwords

A new malvertising campaign was apparently spreading via Google AdWords. The Malwarebytes article has all the details. The ads have been pulled.


Weekly output: ads and the consequences of blocking them, misplaced places on Facebook

I’m back from a few days in Los Angeles for the Online News Association’s conference. In addition to getting some wheels turning in my head about the state of my profession and doubling as… 169 more words

Weekly Output

ipfilterX Codename David 15

>Date 18/09/2015


-Blocked Threats: 97
-Updated Threats: 2

>Parsed lines/entries:17K Found IP ranges:17K Duplicate:0 Merged:0 Time:0 secs… 88 more words

Ads are the New Malware

Until recently, I’ve tolerated web ads because I understood that nothing is really free on the Internet. For as magical as the web seems, there are thousands of miles of fiber running underground and through the ocean, centers full of power-consuming server clusters, and scores of people whose job it is to keep all this running. 612 more words


Apple iOS 9 Safari opens the flood gates to ad-blocking

This week has already been a roller coaster ride for ad-block users – between Apple promising to open the flood gates to ad-blocking in the Safari browser on upcoming iPhones and iPads, and Chrome users groaning after it looked like Google was cutting the knees off AdBlock and forcing them to sit through video ads on YouTube. 987 more words