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Remember the Times: AdMonsters Top 10 Stories of 2018

For digital media and advertising 2018 has been a really exciting, but often bumpy, roller coaster ride. As far as ad operations is concerned, blockchain, artificial intelligence, location services, and mobile-first everything are offering promising monetization alternatives and other opportunities that bring publishers and brands closer to audiences in more…

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What Is Cryptojacking?

The spread of bad ads is pretty bad in general, but since 2017— throughout the security software industry — cryptojacking has been known as the Evil Overlord (most menacing and most prevalent) of all cyber threats. Hackers looking to get rich quick from mining cryptocurrency illegally are the culprits, and…

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The State Of Ad Operations 2018

There are plenty problems to be solved in the ad operations world, including issues like IVT, bad ads, malware, and much, much more. So at every Publisher Forum, we bring together all of the noobs (yes, I meant first-time attendees), put them into small workgroups, and open the gates for…

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A Wild Decade at AdMonsters

Has Rob Beeler only been at AdMonsters for 10 years? It seems like he has always been the caretaker... As he scratches notch no. 10 on his AdMonsters belt, he takes a moment to contemplate how the industry has developed over the last decade. Spoiler alert: today's digital media landscape…

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Delivering Malware Programmatically Is Too Easy

You know what unfortunately is already too easy? Delivering malware to publishers via the open programmatic marketplace. The latest high-profile case involves a fake company called "Amobi" (not to be confused with the legit Amobee) dropping malicious code through a wonky Claritin ad. As tempting as it is to roll…

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Spread of Bad Ads Pretty Terrible, Confiant Reports

In its eye-opening new report on ad quality , Confiant finds that 1 out of every 200 ad impressions from the open exchanges is malvertising. If 1 trillion ads are being served through the open marketplace monthly, Confiant estimates that 5 billion are malicious. Make sure you have smelling salts…

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