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The Top 10 Most Annoying, Frustrating, Irritating, and Sinister Online


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Major Payne

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They're well beyond bells and whistles: Advertisers are flashing, honking, slithering, and sometimes delivering malware to get your attention. Be sure to read all of them. The ones about the ads loading a trojan on your PC without you knowing it is very interesting. Details...

Ron

New (29 Nov 07):

Yahoo and Adobe Team Up to Put Online Ads in PDFs

Yahoo and Adobe open an new frontier in online advertising by allowing publishers to run dynamically generated ads on PDF files posted on the Web or distributed via e-mail.

Edited by Major Payne, 29 November 2007 - 03:04 PM.

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What's advertising? AdBlock :)
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If you noticed, some of those methods get around AdBlock and Popup Blockers. They're just getting smarter faster then the software to fight them. More revenue spent for getting ads to you.

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If you noticed, some of those methods get around AdBlock and Popup Blockers. They're just getting smarter faster then the software to fight them. More revenue spent for getting ads to you.

Ron


I have never seen an ad getting around AdBlock. If it does, I just add it to my filter list...
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What Ron is saying, and he is absolutely correct, is that adblock is not 100% protection, and should not be considered so.

Adblock, for instance, does not work in Adobe, its a FF extension. So ads in adobe files, would not be blocked.

Taken from the article above.

The good news is that ad-blocking technology also continues to advance--although not nearly at the breakneck speed that ads do.


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True, but we're talking about internet documents... Adobe files don't have dynamic advertisement in them, do they?

I never said they offered total protection, AdBlock doesn't protect you in the sense of security... And when I'm forced to use IE, I have to see the ads too...
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Yahoo and Adobe Team Up to Put Online Ads in PDFs

Yahoo and Adobe open an new frontier in online advertising by allowing publishers to run dynamically generated ads on PDF files posted on the Web or distributed via e-mail.


True, but we're talking about internet documents... Adobe files don't have dynamic advertisement in them, do they?

Did you read the first post in this thread?
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