New Facebook ad reporting tool launches in UK

Consumer expert Martin Lewis took Facebook to court over multiple rogue ads bearing his likeness. It’s now been settled out of court, and Facebook users have a new tool in the fight against bad ads.

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Christmas tech scams roundup

What’s under the Christmas tree? It’s worse than lumps of coal, it’s a not very festive assortment of tricks and scams designed to give you a festive season hangover.

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ESTA registration websites still lurk in paid ads on Google

Google has taken action against advertisements on their network offering ESTA application services at an inflated price. We see if potentially dubious sites are still lurking, using common search terms.

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Search engine shenanigans: Malwarebytes mentions aren’t what they seem

Hunting for information on Malwarebytes, including blog posts or researcher names on Google’s search engine? Be wary of websites stuffed with keywords designed to send you into an ad blizzard.

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Nexus Mods site goes public with “bad ad” report

One site was so fed up with bad advert reports from their users that they decided to go public with the results…

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Spam: “Your $100 Amazon Prime credit will expire”

We look at a piece of spam claiming 100$ of Amazon Prime credit will soon be lost if not used in a hurry…

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Clickjacking Campaign Plays on European Cookie Law

Rogue affiliates steal clicks using deceptive “cookie law” warnings.

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IRISSCON 2015 Presentation: “Bad Ads”

Malware Intelligence Analyst Chris Boyd will be giving a presentation on the subject of “Bad Ads” at this year’s IRISSCON Security Conference.

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Fake Android Virus Alert Blames Chinese Hackers

Fake infection messages aren’t just confined to desktops – they regularly make an appearance in mobile land too. Here’s one which spins device owners off to multiple locations – many of which you probably wouldn’t want to be seen looking at in public.

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Advertising: The Digital Turf War on your Desktop

Ad blockers, ad servers, ad blocker detectors and ad blocker blockers. Where will it end?

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