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Amazon Says No To Flash Ads

Flash-based malvertising has run amok lately. So it was only a matter to time before something like this was announced:

“Beginning September 1, 2015, Amazon no longer accepts Flash ads on Amazon.com, AAP, and various IAB standard placements across owned and operated domains.” 81 more words


Another Malvertising Attack

There’s been yet another malvertising attack. “Millions of people visiting weather.com, drudgereport.com, wunderground.com, and other popular websites were exposed to attacks that can surreptitiously hijack their computers, thanks to maliciously manipulated ads that exploit vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash and other browsing software, researchers said. 47 more words

Security & Legal Issues

Yahoo Removes Malware From Its Advertising Network That Exploited Weakness In Adobe Flash

For six days last week, malware known as “malvertising” was reportedly lurking in Yahoo’s advertising network, with the potential for attackers to infect internet users’ computers and hold them for ransom. 447 more words

Practical IT: Beware these 3 web security myths

If you’re in charge of IT security, keeping users safe on the web is one of the biggest problems you face. But there are some outdated notions about threats that can get in the way of effective security. 904 more words


Consumers Hit By Bargain 49p Flash Zero-Days

New research from Malwarebytes has found that malvertising is one of the primary infection vectors used to reach millions of consumers this year.

The analysis looked at the three large scale zero-day attacks affecting Flash Player. 303 more words


Get into RSA 2015 for free, hear eye-opening talks!

It’s that time of year again!

The annual RSA Conference in San Francisco is next week, starting on Monday 20 April 2015.

The event takes place in San Fransisco’s Moscone Center, and combines the year’s biggest computer security conference with the year’s biggest computer security expo. 423 more words