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KrebsOnSecurity: Attempted Malvertising

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15:19 CET on the 7th December 2011
Entry written by Secunia.

Brian Krebs, the author of in-depth security news and investigation, speaks out about “combatting the growing scourge of ‘malvertising’” in a recent blog post. This is in response to a failed attempt by a hacker forum to compromise KrebsOnSecurity.com by planting malware via tainted advertising.

Although this incident was prevented, Krebs highlights the challenges that many private users and organisations face. “Keeping these third-party apps up-to-date with the latest security fixes is a great way to fortify your browser against drive-bys. If you need help remembering to patch these programs, consider using a free program like Secunia’s Personal Software Inspector.

To read the article in full, visit KrebsOnSecurity.com here.

Stay Secure,

Secunia

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