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kstaron
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kstaron,
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8/19/2015 | 2:10:36 PM
Re: The ad industry has a problem
I agree, I don't know why adblockers aren't already more commonplace. I guess each user has to get fed up enough to DO something about it, whether it's cause is malware or just slow load times.  I wonder how advertisers will respond when more people have adblockers. What will their next strategy be?
larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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8/6/2015 | 6:55:34 AM
Re: The ad industry has a problem
Well, you suggest the course of action that I was referring to.

If the user has updated Flash, this exploit doesn't work. Why havent they?

They dont either know about updating or they are too lazy to do it.

 

Lots of folks ask me support questions, like everyone who reads our stuff.

It's amazing to me how simple, basic things don't get done by the people asking them.

Some still think that they dont need any steeeenking upgrades. Just buy the computer and use it.

 

The auto-upgrade in Win10 may be the best thing Microsoft has ever done for the world.
Gary_EL
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Gary_EL,
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8/5/2015 | 11:09:35 PM
Re: The ad industry has a problem
No, not "Lazy and/or uninformed users."

Not every user has to be a software or security expert. If everyone had to be, the digital revolution would have never happened, because most people are too busy as it is being butchers, bakers and candlestick makers. Taking it back a step further, not every programmer has to know anything about electrical engineering, let alone physics, upon which all of the electronic world is built.

Nope, all the individual user can do is to install an antivirus programs and keep it up to date, along with our addons. We need to back up our files, and be ready to reinstall the Operating System in the event we get hit anyway. Am I missing anything?
larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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8/5/2015 | 7:27:55 PM
Re: The ad industry has a problem
Lazy and/or uninformed users.

When these attacks become more prevalent; adblockers will rule.
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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8/5/2015 | 7:01:23 PM
The ad industry has a problem
When online ads represent a security risk and slow page load times and compromise user privacy, it's hard to understand why they aren't blocked more often.


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