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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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. 1,000 more words
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
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