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I know where my towel is.

« on: November 16, 2007, 12:02:13 PM »

Caught this story on Wired about problems with virus-infected advertising banners.  It is something that always worries me.  Last time I can remember that we had a problem was probably a year ago, when I tried a new ad network and we immediately ran into a malware ad.  That network was dropped, but there is always a possibility for virus ads on any ad network.

If we run into it being a problem here, I will suspend ads until the ad network gets the issue fixed.  However, please, always keep your computer safe with a couple of things:

Keep your computer updated (Windows update, Linux, etc)
Keep your browser updated (IE, Firefox, etc)
Keep Flash updated
Keep Java updated
Never allow a website to install anything, unless you are completely sure it is safe.
Always use a good antivirus and keep it updated!

The news story:

Andrew Borntreger
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