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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:10,574 Threads:633 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 shït running on my computer.

I am not your rolling wheels, I am the highway
I am not your carpet ride I am the sky
I am not your blowing wind, I am the lightning
I am not your autumn moon, I am the night
The night
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01-10-2016, 04:44 PM #3
Ninelives Incognito Anonymous
 
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware...Use it !!!
01-10-2016, 05:04 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,262 Threads:1,438 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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