online-security



Malwarebytes Uncovers Alleged Rogue Agency Placing Ads on High-Traffic Sites

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June 27th 2014
Author
Adotas

ADOTAS – Some are familiar with security threats tied to online ads; cybercriminals can exploit vulnerabilities in the ads to redirect users to malicious sites or otherwise download malware on victims’ machines once they click. But what happens when the bad guys become advertisers? Malwarebytes has uncovered an alleged rogue ad ... more...

Twitter Earns High Marks, But Nearly 70% of Websites Are Deemed ‘Untrustworthy’

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June 11th 2014
Author
Richard L. Tso

ADOTAS – We are a connected world. Whether we like it or not, the Internet fuels businesses around the globe with lightning fast payment processing, the availability and convenience of cloud-based software and daily communications through email, instant message and social media. With so many businesses today reliant on Web-based ... more...

UPDATED: Heartbleed Vulnerability Bug: What You Need to Know (Blogshare)

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April 11th 2014
Author
Adotas

ADOTAS – The widely publicized heartbleed bug may be impacting as many as 500,000 systems across the Internet.  Heartbleed is the name of a vulnerability in the OpenSSL program that powers encrypted communication to many of the world’s web sites and private networks. The flaw could result in the exposure of ... more...

Mobiquity: Security Gaps Still Exist in Enterprise Beacon/iBeacon Deployments

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February 6th 2014
Author
Press Release

BOSTON, February 6, 2014 (ADOTAS) – Mobile engagement provider Mobiquity (www.mobiquityinc.com) today has determined that significant enterprise functionality lapses still exist in current deployments of beacon programs. This gap – in monitoring, authentication and authorization – could significantly impact the touted benefits of this new technology aimed at retailers and other early ... more...

5 Reasons the Digital Advertising Industry Is Lost

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February 3rd 2014
Author
Jim Moar

ADOTAS – Digital advertising, with all of its data and analytics, was supposed to be a utopia for tracking, measuring, and optimizing ad value. We have a long ways to go and the challenge is increasing every day.  Digital advertisers now find themselves stuck between flawed paradigms and crumbling methodologies, ... more...

Today’s Burning Question: Stopping Cyberattacks Like the One on Spamhaus

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April 1st 2013
Author
Mike Daly

ADOTAS – We asked our panel of industry leaders to the following question, which comes via  The New York Times: An escalating cyberattack involving an antispam group and a shadowy group of attackers has now affected millions of people across the Internet, raising the question: How can such attacks be ... more...

Sony and Others Pushing Digital Envelope Are Most Poised for Competitive Advantage with gTLDs

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March 6th 2013
Author
Jennifer Wolfe

Companies like Sony are continuing to push the digital innovation envelope – as evidenced by the recent unveiling of the new PlayStation console with more Internet streaming options and broader integration with multiple devices. Clearly, companies that respond to consumer demand for a rich experience with multiple access points and social ... more...

How Secure Is Your Ad Server?

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February 13th 2013
Author
Mike Daly

Yesterday’s news that OpenX shut down OnRamp due to a malware attack only serves to amplify the sound of an alarm that’s constantly ringing in the realm of online media. “This is another great example of the power of the Internet and the effects of poorly secured applications,” said Anthony J. ... more...

VIDEO: S. Claus Hires Chief Information Security Elf

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December 18th 2012
Author
Adotas

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Solve Media Uncovers $1.5 Billion in Wasted Ad Spend; Bots Are To Blame

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September 28th 2012
Author
Press Release

NEW YORK (September 28, 2012) – Solve Media today revealed that 10 percent of all online traffic is generated by bots – software applications that run automated processes across the Web. eMarketer predicts online display ad spend will reach $15.3 billion globally in 2012, which means that potentially $1.5 billion in ... more...