Ad Networks Lay Path To Million-Strong Browser Botnet

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jfruh writes “Every day, millions of computers run unvetted, sketchy code in the form of the JavaScript that ad networks send to publishers. Usually, that code just puts an advertiser’s banner ad on a web page. But since ad networks and publishers almost never check the code for malicious properties, it can become an attack vector as well. A recent presentation at the Black Hat conference showed how ad networks could be used as unwitting middlemen to create huge, cheap botnets.” Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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Ad Networks Lay Path To Million-Strong Browser Botnet

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