atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
atomic_fungus
atomic_fungus

#7009: This is why I won't disable my ad blocker.

It's not worth it. Until and unless your company is willing to take financial responsibility for the trouble a malicious ad can cause me, the answer is not just "no" but "go fuck yourself."
"WOOF", Malwarebyte's nickname for this campaign, was unusual both in its sophistication and the chutzpah of those running it. Browsers were hit via ads right on the MSN homepage and other popular sites. Several techniques were used to get the malicious ads onto legitimate sites. The most interesting part of the campaign is the techniques used to only deliver the scareware payload to target computers, and avoid detection by automated scanners.
Emphasis mine.

You can't guarantee that your site will only serve legitimate ads, and you know it, but you don't care as long as you get your ad revenue. Well, whatever your site is saying, the risk from disabling my ad blocker outweighs whatever limited benefit reading the article on your site gets me.

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I'm just going to say, again, that Wuhan province is home to China's bioweapons laboratory. China's reaction to the epidemic has looked exactly like a government trying to hide a massive screw-up like the accidental release of a bioweapon. This impression is tempered, naturally, by the fact that China is a communist dictatorship and such a government's reaction to any disaster is to cover it up, lest the world see how shitty life under communist rule is.

But, I would not be surprised if it turned out to be a bioweapon.

Meanwhile, airlines are finally cancelling flights to China which is a step in the right direction.

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It really does sound as if the Democrat party is preparing to kick Bernie Sanders in the nads again.

Some of us are certain it will happen.

I've said it before: the Democrats can't let Bernie Sanders win their nomination. He'll kill the gravy train--not because he'll drain the swamp and stamp out corruption, but because the money will just dry up.

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The F-35 is an awful aircraft. When the best thing you can say is, "The only real good news is that there are no new major flaws in the $428 billion aircraft program," it is rather less than a ringing endorsement of the platform.

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Brexit has finally, finally, taken place. Amazing, isn't it, how quickly the thing was accomplished when the voters finally had their say about it?

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Ah well. Back to bed.
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