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Vomba’s AdVantage Software Suspended from TDP

August 14, 2008

First thing Monday morning, it was brought to our attention by a former Head of Privacy at Microsoft, and former TRUSTe Board Member, Richard Purcell, that the AdVantage software application, was serving malicious advertising. By Tuesday morning, Sandi Hardmeier, TRUSTe’s Online Compliance Researcher, was able to confirm and reproduce the malicious ads and by Tuesday afternoon, a Suspension Letter was issued. Our focus now turns to the security and control mechanisms that Vomba will need to remain in the program. Research confirmed that an ad displayed by AdVantage contained a script that opened a web page containing another script that … Continue reading Vomba’s AdVantage Software Suspended from TDP