Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Feb 2007 16:57 UTC, submitted by danwarne
Microsoft Microsoft has apologised for serving malware via its websites and Windows Live Messenger software. APC reader Jackie Murphy reported the problem: "With Microsoft launching Vista along with their Defender software to protect users from viruses and spyware, it seems therefore to be an oxymoron that they have started to putting paid changing banner advertisements for malware, on the popular MSN groups servers." A Microsoft Australia spokesperson confirmed the malware vendor had slipped through its ad booking processes.
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Nothing new about MSN/malware
by cushioncritter on Thu 22nd Feb 2007 13:14 UTC
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2007-01-12

After noticing spyware on freshly installed XP machines, I tracked it down to the IE msn.com default home page -- just a couple of clicks on some of the links and you'd get "26 new objects detected" in ad aware.

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