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2/4/2014
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Google Sounds Chrome Browser Hijack Alarm

Chrome users also face subtle attacks, including Chrome extensions that inject unwanted advertisements.

Chrome's hijacking alert warning.
Chrome's hijacking alert warning.

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Howard Fried
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Howard Fried,
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2/7/2014 | 9:40:02 PM
Ads do pay the bills, but use some tact
As David mentions, the reality is most of the internet is paid for with ads...so...the real question is, how can you make money with ads, and not be totally obnoxious, annoying and intrusive?

My team is hard at work on a product that intends to be graceful, mostly hidden, and always seek your consent to show ads and offers. Watch for a release later this year of a new kind of browser safety extension (free) from avira.com
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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2/5/2014 | 9:56:26 AM
Re: Ads and security
I miss the days of when using an "alternative" browser like Chrome or Firefox meant there was nothing to fear as nobody made viruses for anything but IE. I imagine Apple users feel the same way. 
David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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2/5/2014 | 9:12:30 AM
Re: Ads and security
Ads still pay the bills, unless you operate like NPR
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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2/4/2014 | 4:50:27 PM
Favorites?
Does resetting wipe out favorites along with cookies, tabs, etc?
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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2/4/2014 | 4:05:47 PM
Ads and security
There's a fundamental problem here: Ads, as content injected from a third-party domain, represent a threat vector. Playing whac-a-mole with malicious extension providers is one approach. Blocking ads entirely is another.
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