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October 22, 2018

Just how damaging can a bad ad be? You may think one simple ad that appears once or twice on your site or app cannot do much harm, but to fully understand the impact one ad can have, you need look no further than Rihanna and the popular social app Snapchat.

Early in 2018, an advertisement served by a third party mad...

February 1, 2018

The beginning of a new year is a good time to take a close look at the many cybersecurity incidents that led to major breaches, computer malware infestations and the degradation of the user experience across the board.   As we turn the page into 2018, it’s important to pay attention to alarming trends from malverti...

September 19, 2017

Another day, another malvertising attack. Cybercriminals are using malvertising to push hard-coded snippets of JavaScript code to mine for cryptocurrencies – right within an unsuspecting user’s web browser. Distribution is being expanded to file-sharing websites and unsuspecting downloaders are getting infected....

July 5, 2017

In honor of the 'vacation feel' prompted by the July 4th holiday in the USA. (Congrats guys!) We thought we'd put out the next comic in our series. This one is called "Managing a Breach".  

See how true blue GeoEdge handles a breach in the ship's security! If you would like to hear how GeoEdge can help you in real l...

December 19, 2016

It's been nine years since the first malicious advertising attack was discovered using poisoned banner ads on MySpace, Excite and Rhapsody. As we look back at 2016, it is clear that malvertising continues to affect every segment of the ad-supported internet. Some of the biggest names in the online advertising indus...

September 29, 2016

Ransomware surged to epidemic proportions in 2016 and there are signs that malvertising will soon replace e-mail as the preferred delivery mechanism. For publishers and online advertising networks, this is emerging as a significant worry as new discoveries show just how easy – and lucrative – it is to inject poison...

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...

June 21, 2016

GeoEdge has released the security report,Security Aspects of Flash, HTML5 and Video in the Ad Tech Industry. In the report, we examine the latest malvertising attacks and explores Flash and HTML5 vulnerabilities that allow for malicious code insertion.

For the last several years, Adobe Flash has become an...

June 7, 2016


Let's be frank. As much as I would like to say bad ads are anomalies, they happen too often. As a publisher, you want all the digital ads that appear on your site to enhance, or at the very least not detract from, your brand’s experience. You’ve probably established guidelines as to what you consider brand-safe fo...

January 6, 2016

’Twas the season for a spike in malvertising!

Because of the holiday season, bad actors, who typically make their money by slipping malicious ads onto popular websites, swarmed the Internet with malvertising. With events like Black Friday producing over 3 billion dollars in spending, holiday time is always prime tim...

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