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It's a jungle out there

Post by Perrorist » 22 Feb 2017, 18:00

From one of my security sources:

"Nothing is necessarily safe on the Web even if you have anti-malware installed because the hackers are changing their sinister codes virtually every few seconds. You read that right: every few seconds in a lousy game of digital whack-a-mole. And the bad guys are ever finding new ways to infect your system.

Then there’s the increasing rise of Malvertising, legitimate web ads that are infiltrated with malware code through poorly protected, third party advertising servers. What’s scary about this according to the security experts at Cyberreason, among other security providers, is that you don’t have to even click on the ad to get hit with an infection. Merely opening the page in which the ad appears is enough to infect your computer. Ouch! That’s why it’s a good idea to install an Ad Blocker plugin on your browser. The downside of that is many advertising supported sites are locking content unless you turn blocking off."

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