Adware Said To Generate Fake Clicks On Yahoo Search Marketing Ads

Ben Edelman lets us know about his latest study,
The Spyware – Click-Fraud
Connection — and Yahoo’s Role Revisited
, which looks at how adware is said
to be generating fraudulent clicks on Yahoo Search Marketing ads. Adware vendors
are said to be placing Yahoo ads into
their programs, which then generate clicks without the computer user being
involved. Ben
has documented several examples of this, including full packet logs, annotated screenshots, and videos.

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