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Malvertising

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>What is Malvertising?

Malvertising , a word that blends Malware with advertising, refers to a technique that cybercriminals use to covertly target people. They usually buy ad space on trusted websites, and although their ads appear legitimate, they have malicious code hidden inside them. Flawed ads can redirect users to malicious websites or install Malware on their computers or mobile devices.

How it works.

A Malvertising attack (also known as a drive-byMalware attack) can be carried out in a number of ways. However, there are two common techniques:

1. pre-click: An ad campaign that uses a special script that is automatically downloaded as soon as the ad loads. The user does not have to click on anything. Visiting the page with the ad is sufficient. In this way, an attacker can place ads on a target page or set up an ad redirection chain to route users through multiple malicious pages.

2. post-click: The user downloads the Malware after clicking on the malicious ad. Attackers continue to use redirects to keep users moving through numerous pages.

The most common security threats

  • Malware
  • Ransomware
  • Phishing
  • Trojan Horse
  • Spyware

How to protect yourself from Malvertising?

  • Disable Flash and Silverlight
  • Use script management add-ons
  • Use and update your antivirus program

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