Ras wrote: ↑
Fri May 11, 2018 6:09 am
rainhaus wrote: ↑
Thu May 10, 2018 11:43 pm
But a few small silent banners might be something
Modern advertising doesn't work this way anymore, those times are over. Today, advertising also includes user tracking across websites, which I do mind. There is no control over the ad servers so that they are attractive hacking targets and important vectors of malware infections. Having an adblocker isn't convenience anymore, it's IT security.
I prefer to directly pay via the donation campaign. Things aren't really "for free", that's life. The main reason why so many websites have to monetise via ads is that they havn't to offer enough value so that people would actually pay.
Everyone can google the permanent and changing dangers in the WWW and the software solutions are available for download. Nevertheless, advertising is still done by the holder of a site and not by malicious and spying background processes, with or without an ad-server.
So, once again: with a discreet banner advertisement the forum holder can earn money without disturbing the user.
What the holder and the hoster of a forum can do for their and your security is also not my topic,now.
For my home equipment firewall, antivirus software, ad-blocker, pop-up-blocker, trackingblocker, spybot are enough for now. I would load a CCC page with an advertising banner into my RAM in a relaxed and fearless way, even if a little man crawls out and screams: but that's not IT security yet:) !
The interdisciplinary embedding of the existing into a new order and terminology is for the most part only self-referential and pseudo-progressive actionism, IMHO. They all do it, science, industry, journalism.
Wikipedia: "Information security, sometimes shortened to InfoSec, is the practice of preventing unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, inspection, recording or destruction of information".
So can my software quoted above. If necessary, I read further what is new or only dilutes everyday practice.
Malware and cyber attacks do not require embedded advertising to hack a website. Talkchess has been hacked without advertising, right?
I donate only in the non-profit section. We are involved in an animal welfare project for Italian stray dogs.