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M³AAWG General Meeting Brings Together More than 200 Companies to Fight Online Abuse

Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group, the largest global industry association working against botnets, malware, spam, viruses, DoS attacks and other online exploitation, will meet in San Francisco February 17-20 The Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG), the largest global industry consortium developing collaborative approaches to combat online abuse, will host its 48th General Meeting in San Francisco from February 17-20. M3AAWG members from around the world representing…

Infringement of Privacy Rights in the Digital Age

Privacy in the digital age is a hot topic at the moment. After a honeymoon period, people are starting to realize how much of their data is stored digitally, and what the consequences can be. If you’re active online, chances are your full name, identification number, addresses, phone number, credit card details, etc. are stored online somewhere. On top of an invasion of privacy, if someone accesses this data, it can leave you vulnerable to further attacks. Your finances, relationships, and even your future can be at…

Beware: Ad Fraud is Not a Harmless Crime

Ad fraud impacts real people with real lives, sometimes putting them in mortal danger, and we should be paying more attention to this reality. We typically think of ad fraud as click spamming, SDK spoofing, device farms, and bots delivering fake impressions—stuff that causes brands to lose money (lots of it), but ad fraud can be much more nefarious. Brands are often construed as the main victims of ad fraud because they have the largest at stake. No doubt, this is a giant issue and one that, in full disclosure, my company…

Musubu Releases WordPress Plugin to Automatically Block High Cyber Risk Visitors From Websites

Users of Musubu's Plugin Can Take Advantage of Proprietary Algorithms That Score Top Threats Around the Clock to Lower Their Risk Musubu, a leading provider of IP address and network data APIs and applications for cybersecurity professionals and businesses large and small, announced today the general availability of its IP Threat Blocker Plugin for WordPress. The plugin is designed to let website owners and web development firms automatically protect their sites and the sites of their clients from the ever-growing…

TechBytes with Shani Rosenfelder, Head of Content and Mobile Insights, AppsFlyer

Shani Rosenfelder Head of Content and Mobile Insights, AppsFlyer How do you make sure that only real people see your ads? According to a leading source of ad tech reporting, ad fraud costs the industry $8.2 billion a year in the US alone. As advertisers move to digital channels, how should you protect your brand and seek better efficiency and ROI for your ad dollars? We sat down with Shani Rosenfelder, Head of Content and Mobile Insights at AppsFlyer, to discuss the state of ad fraud and the major challenges faced by…