Forbes forces readers to turn off ad blockers, promptly serves malware


Shocking (no, not really) news on the adblocking front

For the past few weeks, has been forcing visitors to disable ad blockers if they want to read its content. Visitors to the site with Adblock or uBlock enabled are told they must disable it if they wish to see any Forbes content. […] What sets Forbes apart, in this case, is that it didn’t just force visitors to disable ad blocking — it actively served them malware as soon as they did.

Add this to the list of why the scourge of online advertising is not adblockers, but the crappy ads and practices that encourage people to use them.

(original hat tip to Daring Fireball)

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