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News Google used to distribute malware

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 29 Sep 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. l3v1ck

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    The later. If I ran a website that used adverts, I'd expect the company providing the adverts (ie Google) to vet them first. That's what they're being paid to do.
     
  3. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Exactly my thoughts. If you have a company supplying you with ads, you have to be sure that they check them before.
     
  4. Mentai

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    What a crap statement from Google, the onus is entirely on them as far as I'm concerned.
     
  5. pizan

    pizan that's n00b-tastic

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    Still though how long ago were the patches for these released?
     
  6. ssjaj

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    Considering Google has millions of advertisements, expecting them to sift through every single one of them is ludicrous. I would like to think they have a system in place to sniff the sites as they would for the search engine, but a cleverly coded site could very well avoid detection. Especially when the site is designed to be stealthy with its delivery.

    Personally for all the good Google has done, they are certainly merited a few slips. Things like this are what increase security and scrutiny of policies.
     
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    google is a house of cards! :p
     
  8. Shagbag

    Shagbag All glory to the Hypnotoad!

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    Exactly. The www is a hostile place and the onus is on everyone to make sure it's as safe as it possibly can be.
     
  9. crazyceo

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    Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury.........................I rest my Case!
     
  10. B3CK

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    As to google's response, I would have to read their agreement for the use of their ads service.

    To blame, however, would be the end user for not keeping their own systems up to date.
     
  11. xprodancer

    xprodancer life is like a box of chocolates

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    to be frank with everyone! its google and whatever company that is using the add's fault they should both be scanning the add's not just using them on there website!
     
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