Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Jul 2007 11:07 UTC
Bugs & Viruses A lot of people have been emailing us about an issue we are having with one of our ads taking over OSNews. Thank you all for emailing us, the information provided is of good use to us. We are currently working on the problem, and will let you know once it has been fixed. We would like to apologise for the inconvenience. Update by DA: I think that I've tracked down the offender. Read more for details Update 2: This time I think we really fixed it.
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That was not only an advert...
by Gimmeapill on Sat 28th Jul 2007 12:08 UTC
Gimmeapill
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2006-12-20

Last week i was confronted 2 times with the main page of a piece of software junk called Errorsafe when trying to browse OSNews, I as starting to think how my machine could have been compromised this way...
after quick googling, it appears that this software is considered malware by at least one AV editor, mainly :
http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2006-01...

If Errorsafe is/was an official OSNews advertiser, then it's about time for a review of the ads policy...but if you tell that problem could be related to Google, then there's a security risk of quite another scale...

Edited 2007-07-28 12:12

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