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How Publishers Guard Against Malvertising

Malvertising, defined as the use of online advertising to spread malicious software (aka “malware”), is a damaging occurrence in online advertising. A malicious advertisement is one that is able to infect a user’s computer with malware.  Malvertising tends to be rare in frequency, but its consequences can be destructive; publishers…

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The Ad Ops Pat Down: The Creative QA Process

Imagine being head of security at a stadium that holds several hundred events during the year. You are responsible for the safety of each person entering the stadium and for ensuring nothing happens that might lead to a lawsuit. Obviously you can't afford to let any weapons in no matter…

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Cracking Mobile: A Guide to Mobile Malvertising

Malvertising is a growing issue among ad-ops professionals. In a survey for our new report, "How to Fight the Growing Threat of Malvertisements", we found that 90 percent of ad ops professionals acknowledge the threat of malvertising, and consider malvertising protection "very important."Check out a November 2012 feature by our business…

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Rubicon Project is delighted and thrilled to be part of AdMonsters OPS

Advertising Operations is paramount in today’s online ad ecosystem, as overseeing the successful execution of a Web properties online advertising strategy is no small feat. While the history of OPS has been about trafficking and discrepancies, it is now vital to not only execute on, but strategically participate in, the…

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Quick Link: FTC Cracks Down on Malvertising Companies

The FTC issued a press release on Wednesday regarding companies that distribute malicious code through advertising: Original Article: Court Halts Bogus Computer Scans MikeOnAds.com summary: FTC lays down the law on Errorsafe/Malvertising Malvertising/Malware continues to plague our industry, hurting the reputation of major publishers, agencies and networks and convincing more…

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