[funsec] Some Ad Networks Are Bad News
fergdawg at netzero.net
Mon Nov 12 18:53:42 CST 2007
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Nice article, Larry. :-)
You wouldn't go surfing to just any site. You're careful about where you
go. You only go to sites you trust.
But who are you trusting? A series of recent attacks has resulted in
seemingly respectable news sites serving malware and redirecting users to
sites that serve malware.
The problem is in the ads on those news sites. The ads are served by
advertising networks that weren't careful enough with their own security.
When you trust a Web site you have to trust everyone it's in bed with.
Also, here's an accompanying article by Lisa Vaas on DoubleClick
serving up malware ads:
- - ferg
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