Malvertising shows no sign of slowing down

Nasty malware, hidden inside a phony ad that appeared on the Huffington Post web site, was exposed to thousands of users earlier this week. The Flash-based ad was delivered via Google’s Doubleclick advertising network. And this wasn’t even the largest malvertising exposure this week.

Google had better get to work on fixing this, or it will start eating into their primary revenue source.

About jrivett

Jeff Rivett has worked with and written about computers since the early 1980s. His first computer was an Apple II+, built by his father and heavily customized. Jeff's writing appeared in Computist Magazine in the 1980s, and he created and sold a game utility (Ultimaker 2, reviewed in the December 1983 Washington Apple Pi Journal) to international markets during the same period. Proceeds from writing, software sales, and contract programming gigs paid his way through university, earning him a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) degree at UWO. Jeff went on to work as a programmer, sysadmin, and manager in various industries. There's more on the About page, and on the Jeff Rivett Consulting site.

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