Starting today we’re launching the beta version of a fully functional ad-tech platform that will make whitelisting faster and easier. To do it, we teamed up with publisher platform-provider ComboTag to build what will be known as the Acceptable Ads Platform, an interactive platform that lets publishers and bloggers choose from a marketplace of pre-whitelisted ads that they can drag and drop onto their sites.
Deathlizard writes: From Engadget: The Forbes 30 Under 30 list came out this week and it featured a prominent security researcher. Other researchers were pleased to see one of their own getting positive attention, and visited the site in droves to view the list.
On arrival, like a growing number of websites, Forbes asked readers to turn off ad blockers in order to view the article. After doing so, visitors were immediately served with pop-under malware, primed to infect their computers, and likely silently steal passwords, personal data and banking information.
Deathlizard writes: From ABCNews.com: "Secrets from World War II may have been found in a coded message attached to the skeleton of a carrier pigeon found in an English chimney. Theories suggest the bird was making its way from behind enemy lines, perhaps from Nazi occupied France during the D Day invasions heading toward Bletchley Park which was Britain’s main decryption establishment during World War II."
Deathlizard writes: It's looking like the hardware acquisitions aren't over for Oracle. The Second Largest Software company announced at their latest annual meeting that they are looking for another chip manufacture to acquire. Names being thrown around by analysts include AMD, Nvidia, and IBM's Chip division.
Deathlizard writes: Found on the Sunbelt Security Blog, A new Spamming Virus was found on Facebook, which in of itself is nothing new, Except that in order to spread, it tricks the user to copy and paste the exploit code into the Address bar of the browser, bypassing any automated protection scheme without using any browser or OS exploits.
Deathlizard writes: From TechCrunch, Palm has announced it's plans for the Pre Marketplace. Highlights include full web distribution through the use of a standard URL supplied by palm as well as an App catalog for paid apps with a flat $50 fee, No app approval process unlike the IPhone, and open source projects will be able to waive the $99 yearly development fee. More details can also be found on Palm's twitter account.
Deathlizard writes: Trekkie's finally join their Star Wars brethren and get a taste of the "George Lucas Treatment" this year when CBS rebroadcasts The Original Star Trek Series for it's 40th anniversary. The catch? New Digital Graphics.