Old IT Crowd alert
Good job Jen's got the internet in a box then, sounds like a dangerous place out there.
A two-year long, highly sophisticated malvertising campaign infected visitors to some of the most popular news sites in the UK, Australia, and Canada including Channel 9, Sky News, and MSN. Readers of those news sites, just a portion of all affected (since it also affected eBay's UK portal), were infected with modular trojans …
for anything other than IE and that lovely red octagon in the top right corner. Sorry El Reg, but the security implications alone justify ad blockers in my household.
Mind it's bloody impressive to go undetected for so long, even though they targeted the low hanging fruit of IE and unpatched Flash.
But that won't happen. Advertisers in their greed don't care about my security nor my privacy. So malvertising will still be a threat. We will just keeping the usual boilerplate non-response response: "we take your security seriously". If Pinocchio uttered those words, his nose would be 1000 miles long.
"Advertisers in their greed don't care about my security nor my privacy."
It's not so much the advertisers, but the advertising industry - which is probably what you really meant.
And why don't they care about
your our security or privacy? Because we are not their customers - the advertisers themselves are the customers, and if the problem is brought to their attention the industry points in another direction and says "Look! Something shiny!"
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