No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

As remarkable as adware can be, both from the marketing side and the consumer side, the fact that banner ads and other promotions stem directly from your search habits is really the least of your worries. Imagine if the ads began to deploy code that controlled your computer, changed your default browser, and tracked your search habits for a Chinese marketing firm?That’s sweet for them, but mostly sour for you. And that’s what happened, according to a recent Wired article, which goes on to say that the deployed malware also has the ability to do much greater damage. Fireball, as the virus has been dubbed, already has the reach to affect 250 million PCs, and it was hidden in a free software package from Rafotech, a Chinese digital marketing firm. Free, indeed.

 

Goodness Gracious, Great Balls Of Fire

 

Jerry Lee Lewis is a man of prophecy, it seems, though he might’ve seen the train wreck of marrying your cousin ahead of time if he could really see the future. At any rate, Rafotech has unleashed a malignant click generator on a largely Asian audience, but in a global economy, will success there translate across oceans and continents? It certainly seems possible if not entirely likely. The question, then, becomes how to protect your organization from a fireball?

 

Extinguish, Vanquish, And Never Relinquish

 

ICS can protect your network from all threats, spontaneously combustible and otherwise. And we never give up, which means you have more time to focus on blazing new revenue trails with your organization.

 

Call ICS today, before that ember begins to hurtle willy nilly toward conflagration.
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