AdSense Trojan

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Via Jensense we learn of an AdSense trojan.

The Trojan Horse apparently downloads itself onto an unsuspecting computer through a web page and then replaces the original ads with its own set of malicious ads.

In other unrelated news, some publishers have recently complained of lower AdSense impressions while online shopping is at record levels and the online ad market is booming.

The market for online ads will increase 32 percent to $16.6 billion next year, fueling growth at companies including Google Inc. and Yahoo! Inc., Credit Suisse First Boston analyst Heath Terry said in a research report. He had previously forecast 21 percent growth.



It has been further noticed that the Google AdLink Ads remain unaffected. The Adsense Trojan Horse attacks small publishers. The premium publishers and ads displayed by Google’s websites are apparently unaffected.

Well DUH!

Only the small publishers have that crappy javascript integration as we're apparently not smart to use the API which is why the ads are embedded in premium publisher pages thus invulnerable.

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