How ad networks could be use to create a million-strong botnet


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ad block plus...just sayin....


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Ad networks serving up infected ads is not a new thing, this is just the latest exploit.

Serveral years ago I uploaded a video called "The Most Useless Machine Ever" and put the instructions up on instructables.com. The video went viral and many, many folks checked out the build instructions.

Soon afterwards I started receiving very nasty emails from people getting virus warnings while viewing my instructable. It turned out that the advertising network that instructables used to serve up ads on their site had a rogue advertiser who had inserted trojans/viruses into the ads.

I actually received death threats because of this.


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