IE7 targeted by adware firms

Adware writers are likely to target the latest version of Internet Explorer with increasing frequency in 2007, causing a threat to user productivity, according to the Trend Micro chief technology officer for antispyware, Ed English.

In London this week with the firm's two other CTOs, Raimund Genes and Dave Rand, English told IT Week that adware companies will take advantage of the new features in IE7 to make money, such as the new tabbed browsing function, which can be hijacked to display the link to a dedicated adware site. IE7 targeted by adware firms - 05 Dec 2006 - IT Week

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