Google’s research on ad injecting malware shows millions of its visitors are affected

Ad injectors – unwanted software that insert new ads or replace the ones already there – have plagued the internet for many a year, but Google wants to show us just how pervasive they are. Today the company released details from a study performed in a partnership with UC Berkley and Santa Barbara that revealed some pretty incriminating numbers. According to Google, as many as 5.5 percent of unique IP addresses (amount to “millions of users”) visiting Google pages included injected ads. Approximately 5.1% of these were on Windows and 3.4 percent were on Mac. These can come from a…

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