Ad blocker firms rush to fix security bug

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by DrinkLyeAndDie, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    Just an FYI.

    Source
    : Naked Security by Sophos

    Ad blocker firms rush to fix security bug
    by Danny Bradbury

     
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  2. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Hah and let uBlock Origin exactly be the one i use. I'm not affected ^^
     
  3. DrXenos

    DrXenos Well-Known Member

    Damn, I use AdBlock Plus.
     
  4. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    I use Malwarebytes. Didn't see it mentioned.
     
  5. Trueinsanity

    Trueinsanity Well-Known Member

    pretty sure malwarebytes is not a ad blocker
     
  6. amazing

    amazing Well-Known Member

    i use ublock origin to im not affected either :p:p:p
     
  7. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    And you would be wrong. They have ad blocker extensions for Chrome and Firefox.
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2019
  8. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    I'll point back to the article. It listed the impacted ad blockers. So if it isn't on the list I'd assume it's... not impacted. Just wanted to give people the info.

    Personally, I've used a multi-layered approach for years. None of what I use is known to be impacted. uBlock Orgin is one of the things I use.

    PS: This is merely a thread about ad blockers and a discovered vulnerability. No need for people to get irritated or argumentative. :)
     
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  9. Trueinsanity

    Trueinsanity Well-Known Member

    forgive me, i looked up in google an found their website was refering customers to adblock plus, looked around a bit more and found their beta page
     
  10. David_B

    David_B Well-Known Member

    They block malicious ads but that's it.
     
  11. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    Malwarebytes leaves the wording a bit vague but ad blocking is mentioned with respect to their browser extension. This is boiling down to semantics.

    Can we just agree that everyone is right and move on already?
     
  12. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    Almost. I find it amusing that people that have never tried it (or even heard of it), know more about it than someone who is using it. I think it is as good, if not better, than Adblock Plus. I have tried both.
     
  13. David_B

    David_B Well-Known Member

    I wasn't really trying to argue, ya know. ;)
    I do use it, and I have never seen it block anything outside of malicious ads. Perhaps this is a setting that I have never known about. I will have to have a look.
     
  14. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    Malwarebytes adware (adwcleaner) is not the same thing as Malwarebytes ad blocker browser extension. With Adblock Plus, there were sites I had to add filters to stop all the ads. With MB, I did not have to do that.
     
  15. David_B

    David_B Well-Known Member

    Oh okay. In that case, you and I were talking about different Malwarebytes products.