Author Topic: PowerLinks ads put millions of readers at risk, from major publications  (Read 219 times)

Offline Bugbatter

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PowerLinks ads put millions of readers at risk, from major publications like The Verge, Vice News and more

Readers of major websites like Vice News, CNET, The Verge, How To Geek and more, are exposed to security risks since 2015 because the ads they run from the PowerLinks advertising platform use expired SSL certificates. Here’s what is going on, what you are exposing yourself to when reading publications that include PowerLinks ads and what you can do to stay safe:

http://www.digitalcitizen.life/powerlinks-ads-put-millions-readers-risk-major-publications-verge-vice-news-and-more



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Offline Corrine

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Fortunately, in general any major ad-blocker program works to block PowerLinks ads.


Take a walk through the "Security Garden"