Forbes, ad blockers and malware … another warning

We talked about ad blockers and malvertising some weeks ago.  We even posted about some web sites blocking you from reading unless you turn off the ad blocker.   Now several other sites are reporting malware purveyed by Forbes after turning off the ad blocker!  Jim Lynch writes :

If you’ve been following the news about ad blockers, you might have heard about Forbes asking its readers to turn off ad blockers to access its content. Apparently the site promised to provide an “ad light” version of its site that provides less ads or something like that.

Well one guy, Brian Baskins, turned off his ad blocker and promptly got some pop-under malware on the Forbes site. He posted a screenshot on Twitter

 

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JimLynch.com

See also : http://www.graphic-design.com/tags/blockers