Improve online privacy and security has been a Komodo main goals, especially in the recently released and improved products , and the US Senate Panel’s report also stressed this is a must. The report reminds brought by the online advertising called adware and dangerous threat to privacy and security.
The report from the Government Affairs Committee and the Homeland Security, entitled “Internet advertising and consumer safety and data security risks Yinsi” was timely and informative.
In 2013, consumption of online advertising for the first time in more than a TV ad. Internet advertising in the Internet ecosystem plays an important role, it is better that quality and popular free content providing income, or only submitted a subscription fee before they get income or not available.
Although we all know that online advertising in a certain extent, involved in data collection, but only a few people realize that ad network is very complex. According to the Senate report, “access to online news sites may lead others to gather with hundreds of interactive consumer information.” The report also mentioned: a popular site visit triggered 352 to interact with other web servers.
While this raises privacy and security issues, but most interactions are benign or non-malicious. However, the report also mentioned level using online advertising systems to hackers threat of crime more rampant. In addition, the report also pointed out that “mainstream sites became frequent channel cybercrime, they tried to ad-based malware to infect consumers’ computers.”
The report also estimated that “malicious ads have grown by 200% in 2013, more than 209,000 accidents and produces over 1.24 billion ad impressions malicious”
The report’s summary:
“Consumers online daily activities so that they exposed to malware risks from.
“Internet advertising is currently hinders the fight against complex malware industry.
“Self-regulatory bodies can not fully guarantee the safety of consumers online.
“Access Mainstream site allows consumers exposed to hundreds of unknown or potentially dangerous third parties.
“Consumers currently insufficient safeguards against advertising abuse, including malicious software, intrusion cookies, and inappropriate data collection.
“The current system may not create sufficient measures to prevent the problem of online advertising participants to abuse consumers.
The Subcommittee recommended that responsibility for improving various consciousness industry and regulatory practices and consumers. Although the proposal has merit, but they raised the issue does not provide a clear solution.
That is why the Komodo dragon and ice dragon browser has PrivDog privacy and security extensions. PrivDog is specifically mentioned in the report in order to combat malicious advertising and privacy issues and development. PrivDog using patent-pending technology to prevent users from viewing malicious ads, and to protect their privacy, to protect against cookies and spyware threats.