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Researchers at Avast are pointing fingers at large ad delivery platforms for serving up infected ads in new "malvertising" trend.
As more users get hit by "drive-by downloads" and "malvertising," companies like Armorize and Dasient offer services to help keep surfers safe.
Security startup Dasient joins Twitter to apply it malware-fighting platform to the "world's largest real-time information network."
The software maker says it filed five lawsuits Thursday to try to slow the growing threat.
Two studies illustrate the hazards of Web surfing with more than 1 million sites infected with malware and more than 40 percent of sites in one study always vulnerable to attacks.
Apps infected with malware grew five-fold since January, Lookout mobile threat report finds.
Farm Town maker SlashKey warns players of its Facebook game about fake security messages.
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