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by Kathleen Booth, on Feb 25, 2021 9:00:00 AM

The U.S. Cybersecruity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released new guidelines last month, urging federal agencies to protect themselves from malvertising by installing ad blockers on all employee computers. This …

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Topics:MalvertisingMalvertising SolutionsDigital Engagement Security

by Matt Gillis, on Feb 18, 2021 1:48:44 PM

It’s no secret, malvertising is destructive to the user experience Some publishers don’t have malvertising protection, while others have solutions that are simply not effective. But end users aren’t the …

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Topics:MalvertisingMalvertising 101Digital Engagement Security

by Matt Gillis, on Jan 25, 2021 3:12:13 PM

I’m going to start this article with a scary story to set the stage. Imagine walking into a store to purchase something. You find an item you like, and you …

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Topics:Malvertisingecommerce

by Kathleen Booth, on Jan 21, 2021 10:07:34 AM

2020 was an unusual—and eventful—year in the worlds of malvertising and programmatic advertising. COVID drove significant shifts in brand advertising spend, and the resulting changes in CPMs opened up opportunities …

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Topics:Malvertising

by Kathleen Booth, on Jan 19, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Q4 of 2020 saw a relatively steep decline in mobile and social threat levels, while mobile still remains the highest producer of threats overall. This trend piqued our interest and …

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Topics:Malvertising DataMalvertising

by Mike Winnick, on Jan 5, 2021 9:00:00 AM

When it comes to identifying and reporting on malvertising threats, there is one huge elephant in the room that nobody wants to address. (source) That elephant is “false positives.” A …

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Topics:MalvertisingMalvertising Solutions

by Geoff Stupay, on Dec 28, 2020 9:00:00 AM

One of the most confusing parts about malvertising, and malware in general, is understanding how the perpetrators use these techniques to actually make money. There are a lot of smoke …

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Topics:Malvertising

by Eric Trouton, on Dec 9, 2020 1:49:39 PM

I'm excited to share that you can now catch cloaking attacks with cleanAD. What is Cloaking? Cloaking is a type of attack that misuses native "dynamic creative" features of advertising …

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Topics:MalvertisingMalvertising Solutions

by Kathleen Booth, on Nov 23, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Malvertising is enemy number one for ecommerce platforms. Hacking, redirects or spam cause serious damage to the user experience and by extension, the brand's reputation. In the media and publishing …

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Topics:MalvertisingMalvertising 101

by Jeff Matthies, on Nov 11, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Malvertising is an evolving landscape in which bad actors are constantly finding new ways to infiltrate user experiences and profit off your unsuspecting audience. The key to learning how to …

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Topics:MalvertisingMalvertising 101

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