As seen in Third Certainty

Malvertising has been in the tech headlines for the past few months, as several major websites — including, Yahoo and MSN — were infected by malicious, third-party ads.

In many cases, website visitors don’t even have to click on the ad for their computer to become compromised.

“A lot of people think if they avoid the dark corner of the Internet, they’ll be safe,” says Lance Cottrell, chief scientist for Passages (a secure, virtualized browser) at Ntrepid. “Your usual Internet hygiene training doesn’t even apply to these kinds of attacks — as soon as you see the banner ad, you’re toast.”

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