Security gaps open when ISPs hire third parties

Friday, 25 April 2008, 12:06 AM EST

When Internet providers hire third-party companies to serve up advertisements on unused Web pages, that creative attempt to make money can open major security vulnerabilities they can't control, a researcher has found. One such vulnerability works like this:

Say you mistype the name of a Web site into your browser. Instead of getting an error message, you get a wall of advertisements whose profits flow back to your Internet provider.

At the AP.

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