Microsoft joins Ads Integrity Alliance

Posted on April 24, 2013 - 10:36 by ccondon

The Ads Integrity Alliance announced a new member this morning: Microsoft will join ad industry leaders—including Google, Facebook, Twitter, and the IAB—in their public commitment to work together to protect users from bad ads. Microsoft particularly emphasized the relevance of the Alliance's mission to Bing Ads. 

Huge brute force attack targets popular blogging platforms worldwide

Posted on April 13, 2013 - 12:03 by ccondon

Over the past 48 hours or so, a large, highly-distributed attack has been hitting WordPress and Joomla sites worldwide. Hosting providers have noted a significant uptick in the number of login attempts, particularly for WordPress (e.g., wp-login.php). The attacks are reportedly coming from a botnet using more than 90,000 servers.