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Upsetting news today from GeoEdge, not only is HTML5 not going to prevent drive by infections from ads but it also turns out that Flash was nowhere near as responsible for these infections as we thought.
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FIREFOX !!!! I WANT MY FLASH BACK !!!
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Just to clarify its all about the browsers implementation of javascript not about html5.
As a matter of fact you can create good functional ads without even using a drop of javascript.
Its just that tracking the interaction with the add gets harder without scripts.

Either way I think an adblocker is way more effective at preventing malware then any current virus scan.
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I thought it was obvious that JavaScript was the major issue.
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There's very little information on that article.... Like, basically none. It just blames JavaScript instead of Flash..... I'm not sure which causes more issues, but I run uBlock Origin and it stops ads either way they run so I'm good.

I put it on some work computers and now everyone wants to use those computers. I wonder why biggrin.gif
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Captain Obvious informs:

Movie reference for those who didn't get it
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Originally Posted by Cindex View Post

There's very little information on that article.... Like, basically none. It just blames JavaScript instead of Flash..... I'm not sure which causes more issues, but I run uBlock Origin and it stops ads either way they run so I'm good.

I put it on some work computers and now everyone wants to use those computers. I wonder why biggrin.gif

Yeah, I think they meant to link to the slashdot article and missed it. I went and looked it up myself and it actually linked here: http://news.softpedia.com/news/html5-ads-aren-t-that-safe-compared-to-flash-study-reveals-505597.shtml
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Wait what? Why?

 

It's well-known that it's malign JS what causes a good number of infections, hardly flash these days...

   
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I could do without scripted ads all together. GIF is fine..
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Javascript from ad servers... didn't everyone know this was the primary source?

This is why I've been running NoScript for 10 years and never been infected by anything... even on the sketchiest sites.
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