Blocking Unnecessary Advertising Web Content

Abstract: Cyber adversaries can leverage malicious advertising ("malvertising") to install
malware. Exploit kits in malicious ads can take advantage of unpatched vulnerabilities to silently install malware. Administrators should ensure that software updates are
implemented promptly to prevent malware installation. Blocking potentially malicious web advertisements further mitigates malvertising. Additionally, blocking such content can decrease traffic across the network boundary, streamlining incident forensics and enhancing network performance.

Date Published:

Last Reviewed: 03 July 2018

Dissemination Control: N/A

Length: 4 page(s)

Format: pdf

Type: Reference/Overview; Factsheet

Tags: Cyber; Microsoft; Domain Name System - DNS