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March 14, 2017

Many publishers are not aware that native ads do not reduce the threats of malvertising. The risk is, actually, even more acute. This reports takes a critical look at the issues, from user security and malvertising threats to ambiguity and proper disclosure.

July 21, 2016

As Europe, including my family, reels in the wake of the Brexit vote and the world is attempting to deal with the shockwave, ad publishers will have to deal with additional threats. Though Brexit was a political decision at the source, its effects are not limited to politics - they also affect internet ad security....

June 22, 2016

GeoEdge Security Lab has detected a malvertising campaign on Yahoo and a couple other premium publisher sites.  This malicious campaign was seen in the UK, Australia and NY on June 19, 2016. 

The Behavior

The ad shows up on the webpage telling the user to detect the speed of their site. 

This ad shows u...

May 10, 2016

Mobile advertising is becoming THE digital advertising space. The global mobile advertising market will surpass $100 billion in spending and account for 50% of all digital ad expenses by 2016. Moreover, mobile ad spending will double between 2016 and 2019, reaching 195 billion dollars, accounting for 70.1% of digit...

August 31, 2015

In this series, I will discuss where malware in the advertising industry -- malvertising -- hides, how it is detected, and best practices of how to defend against malvertising attacks. This post is the first installment in the series and will expose the hidden places that malware can hide to successfully infiltrate...

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