What is Malvertising:
Marketers aren’t the only ones who like to utilize advertising to get in front of the crowds of website visitors. Criminals do the same thing, creating fake ads or inserting malicious code into legitimate ads so they can quite literally capture their audience.
What makes protection a challenge:
Online advertising is already incredibly prevalent, and chances are it’s only going to grow more aggressively. At the same time, people are also becoming increasingly used to ads, including pop-ups, etc. and they’re no longer viewed with as much mistrust. In terms of protection, the quick knee-jerk reaction is to use ad-blocker software. Unfortunately, many websites don’t work unless you deactivate it. And if employees have to choose between their ad-blocker and a top 10 list of cat videos…
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