Sometimes you hear of third party content providers getting compromised. Those are the widgets that sites use for content links. Those may be in the form of little ads or may be a “You’ll never believe what this Hollywood star did!” Sites trust those providers to load content into their site. But what happens when one of those get compromised by hackers? The hackers can then push their message or their malware onto dozens or possibly hundreds of sites all at once. Want to know more about it? I wrote a section on “Emerging Threats” for the Akamai State of the Internet Report. I’d suggest the reading the whole thing but my part starts on page 29.
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