Malicious Ads Move from Browsers to Skype

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jakjawagon

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This is nothing. I've seen malicious adverts in Minesweeper that were clever enough to open tabs in my browser. Why Microsoft thought Minesweeper needed ads in the first place I don't know. Frankly every change they've made to Minesweeper since Windows XP has been negative.
This is also not the first time a Microsoft-owned chat client has has a problem with its adverts. In ~2008 there was a string of advertisements in MSN Messenger that used a ridiculous amount of CPU, though I suspect incompetence, rather than malice, was to blame for that incident.
 

henrytcasey

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It's a shame that Microsoft feels the need to pinch pennies like this and skim ad revenue from their preloaded applications. They're supposed to be setting the standards, not bowing to the lowest level.

And as to whether malice or incompetence, which would be more shameful for them? I'm not sure.



 

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ohhhh ok, i thought about the normal version.
 
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