15:19 CET, 7th December 2011 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.