Monday, January 29, 2018

Not even YouTube is safe anymore

from here

I made this meme thinking that YouTube serving malicious ads qualified as a watershed moment. The idea of safe sites has been questionable for a long time, but the examples of legit sites violating the concept of safe sites by serving malicious content have always seemed (no matter how mainstream) to be sites that many people could reasonably ignore as not really important because they don't visit them. YouTube bucks that trend because virtually everyone who uses the Net has been to YouTube.

The thing is, this turns out to not be the first time YouTube has served malicious ads - it happened before in 2014 and I just didn't remember.