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Relaunched Google Search Service Fingers Malware-Spreading Advertisers
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Written by Daniel   
Tuesday, 23 June 2009 11:18
   Anti-Malvertising' lets Website owners perform background checks on potential online advertisers

Jun 19, 2009 | 12:48 PM
By Kelly Jackson Higgins
DarkReading

Google is going after malware-spreading advertisers more aggressively with the quiet launch of a free service that lets Website owners run background checks on potential online advertisers.

Anti-Malvertising, which yesterday received a face-lift with additional resources and a higher profile, is a custom search engine that lets you check if an online advertiser is known to have spread malware-laden advertisements.

Attackers are increasingly using legitimate Websites to spread their malware, either hiding it within an ad itself, embedding it on the page, or using a download link to infect victims. [Comments...]
 

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