All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘StopBadware’

Could “Bad Ads” Destroy the Web’s Revenue Model?

It’s no secret that most consumers aren’t exactly fond of online ads, especially pop-up ones. While there are some very “bad ads” that could result in serious damage to consumers, a lot of online advertisements are perfectly safe and actually have a lot of benefits. In fact, online advertising is the Internet’s #1 source of revenue. It is for this …

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Google Joins Facebook, Twitter, AOL, IAB To Stop Badware

Google, Twitter, Facebook, AOL and the IAB have joined forces to form the Ads Integrity Alliance, geared toward keeping protecting users from ads that contain badware. The initiative was announced today by The organization says the alliance will develop and share definitions, industry policy recommendations and best practices, serve as a platform for sharing info about bad actors, and …

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Survey Gives Owner’s Perspective Of Compromised Websites

Cyber security company Commtouch teamed up with anti-malware nonprofit StopBadware recently to survey over 600 owners and administrators of previously compromised websites. The survey discovered a variety of surprising factoids, from the fact that WordPress is a favorite content management target of cybercriminals, that 36% of site owners don’t know why their site was hacked, and a whopping 63 percent …

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Verizon Partners With StopBadWare To Protect Internet Users

Verizon said today it is partnering with the nonprofit organization StopBadWare to help protect Internet users from security threats like spyware, viruses and other malware. During the next three years, the organizations will work together on issues ranging from educating small businesses about badware to developing approaches to help smartphone phone users protect their handsets. StopBadware has previously worked to …

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Google, PayPal, Mozilla Help StopBadware Go Solo

Thanks to Google, PayPal, and Mozilla, the anti-malware organization borne out of Harvard’s Berkman center has become an independent entity. is now a non-profit known simply as StopBadware.

This change should be viewed as more evolutionary than revolutionary; like before, StopBadware will work to minimize the threat of malware, and at the moment, nothing more significant than some colors, logos, and site content has been changed.

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