malvertising

perceptual ad blocking

Princeton’s Ad-Blocking Superweapon May Put an End to the Ad-Blocking Arms Race

An ad blocker that uses computer vision appears to be the most powerful ever devised and can evade all known anti ad blockers.
Jason Koebler
4.14.17
money

How Small Banks Fend Off Hackers

Banks with security teams of just two people have to face up to the same kind of threats as their much larger counterparts.
Joseph Cox
6.13.16
porn

As Hackers Continue to Target Porn Sites, Pornhub Launches Bug Bounty Program

Maybe it's time for porn sites to take security much more seriously.
Joseph Cox
5.10.16
Internet

Encryption and Other Tricks Are Making Malvertising Harder to Hunt

The latest malvertising campaigns "go to great lengths to fly under the radar."
Joseph Cox
12.9.15
security

An Anti-Adblock Service Was Hacked and Infected Some Users With Malware

PageFair is a tool designed to circumvent adblockers—and it ended being hacked to spread malware.
Rachel Pick
11.6.15
News

Scammers Set Up Their Own Apple Tech Support

It's a new twist on a classic money-making scheme.
Joseph Cox
10.20.15
News

Malvertising Hits 'The Daily Mail,' One of the Biggest News Sites on the Web

Malicious ads continue to target the biggest names in news.
Joseph Cox
10.13.15
ads

The Downside of Encrypting Everything: Virus-Filled Ads Are Harder to Track

As more advertisers move to more secure delivery methods, criminals are taking advantage of it to hide their tracks.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.16.15
News

Ads on Ebay and Drudge Report Were Coopted by Malware for Three Weeks

Another day, another malvertising campaign.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.14.15
economics

The Dirt-Cheap Economics of Virus-Filled Advertising

Why the business of malvertising is booming
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.3.15
Apple

Google Is Undermining Apple’s New Security Protections

Google explains to devs how to circumvent a new iOS 9 security feature, because ads.
Sarah Jeong
8.27.15
short circuit

Another Reason to Use an Ad Blocker: Malvertising Has Tripled This Year

It's dangerous to go online alone.
Nicholas Deleon
8.25.15