Unveiling our latest detection - Blacklisted URL

As part of our mission to build a safer digital world, this week we are pleased to roll out our newest security detection, which plugs into a multitude of web and antivirus blacklists to provide deeper insight into the security -- or lack thereof -- of every URL in a given ad redirection chain.

Blacklists are commonly used to protect computer systems and infrastructures against online threats such as phishing, malware or webspam. These lists are principally curated and maintained by search engines, antivirus authorities and security organizations. These lists include information about the abusive URLs or IPs and the type of violations that can be lying in wait. 

AdSecure’s Blacklisted URL detection brings these lists together to provide a one stop, comprehensive database for our users. Currently our Blacklisted URL detection features the following list of authorities:

- Norton Safe Web

- Google Safe Browsing

- McAfee

- Sucuri Labs


- PhishTank

- Yandex

- Opera

- Spamhaus

Overtime we will be routinely adding more data from other providers to continually enhance detection. 

Within our reports, flagged resources will usually include a link to more information to help you or your partners to take the necessary action, such as removing the malicious code from the resource before getting in touch with the authority to get the resource cleared from their blacklist. 

With the launch of our blacklisted resources reporting, we aim to provide a greater level of valuable information to protect users from phishing attacks, malware, unwanted software, web spam and social engineering across desktop and mobile platforms.

Thanks to the collaboration of blacklisting authorities and their networking capacities, when a malicious resource is uncovered, the information will be shared across the organizations in order to protect the more users possible.

This new detection is classified as user advisory violation and is available from today in your AdSecure account. 
For more information on our Blacklisted URL detection, or any other aspect of the AdSecure platform, please contact support@adsecure.com

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