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Prevent your computer from feeling under the weather due to malware

Author: ITS

Posted on Aug 26, 2015

Category: General Interest , IT Security

A recent trend of malicious attacks is on the rise, silently hijacking computers just by visiting a website, or clicking advertisements hosted by certain networks.clouds What started out as visitors being infected with malware by visiting www.weather.com and other websites that received advertisements hosted by AdSpirit.de, has now developed into several advertising networks being hit, impacting more websites, including Yahoo, Drudge, Wunderground and more. These malicious attacks use old exploits that can hijack users’ computers if their browsers and plugins are outdated. To prevent these attacks from impacting your browsing experience, make sure your browser and plugins are updated to the latest versions. From more information on these attacks, check out Ars Technica’s recent article.