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Forbes asked readers to turn off ad blockers then sends malware
01-10-2016, 04:15 PM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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The real reason online advertising is doomed and adblockers thrive? Its malware epidemic is unacknowledged, and out of control.
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On arrival, like a growing number of websites, Forbes asked readers to turn off ad blockers in order to view the article. After doing so, visitors were immediately served with pop-under malware, primed to infect their computers, and likely silently steal passwords, personal data and banking information. Or, as is popular worldwide with these malware "exploit kits," lock up their hard drives in exchange for Bitcoin ransom.[...]
Read more: http://www.engadget.com/2016/01/08/you-s...t-malware/
If a site asks me to turn off my ad blocker I go elsewhere. It's not a bad idea. I used to read there a lot, no more I guess.

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01-10-2016, 04:41 PM #2
Kreeper Griobhtha
Posts:11,167 Threads:770 Joined:Feb 2011
When sites throw up that message about relying on ads to survive and to turn off my blocker I promptly reach up and...

give them the finger with one hand and close the page with the other.

I run ad blockers because they are necessary, NOT because I just enjoy extra shit running on my computer.

What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice
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01-10-2016, 04:44 PM #3
Ninelives Incognito
 
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware...Use it !!!
01-10-2016, 05:04 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:30,289 Threads:1,495 Joined:Feb 2011
Tis great! Another couple of browser addons I recommend are privacy badger... https://www.eff.org/privacybadger
and uBlock Origin https://www.ublock.org/
No script is also great. Stops autoplay in videos, I friggin' hate that. You have to temporarily allow it to see some content.

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