Spyware Pop-Up Ad with a Twist

Thanks MxxCon for the heads up on this one. Salon.com is running a story about a pop-up ad campaign that puts those X-10 adverts to shame. A company named IntelliTech Web Solutions developed a pop up ad that actually exploited code in order to automatically misdirect surfers to a "booby trapped" website. The website would then download browsing monitoring files to the user's PC, check for a firewall, and if none were present, download additional files from the company's website, all without the user clicking a single link other than the original website running the ad.

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