"If there was a simple answer, whoever had it would be very rich."
I take it from this that Adblock Plus are very rich.
Yahoo! has been used to spread ransomware to Windows PCs almost exactly a year after the previous big outbreak. Adverts served on the Yahoo! homepage as well as the Yahoo! News, Sports, Celebrity, Finance, and Games websites, quietly loaded a script that ultimately exploited holes in Adobe Flash to infect vulnerable systems, …
...a couple of months ago about "How Ad marketing on the Web is so fabulous!"
Myself and a few other IT/Non marketing bods on there then went on to destroy the marketing folks with tales of dread and disaster and why we all used AdBlock and never saw their ads in the first place. Why web ads are poison and a security risk, never clicked on them etc. etc.
The Ad folks were totally bemused and just kept saying "but why wouldn't you all want to see our massive, intrusive flash laden adverts on the web?"
There is a disconnect...
"The Ad folks were totally bemused and just kept saying "but why wouldn't you all want to see our massive, intrusive flash laden adverts on the web?"
There is a disconnect..."
Yes, you should've connected them to this link , and asked them to refrain from replying until they'd followed instructions.
"Segura suggests that users either disable Flash or set the player on click-to-play mode so potentially harmful files are not loaded automatically."
Nice try, but "REMOVE Flash" is the correct answer as Adobe Crash can be included in various document formats. (https://grahamcluley.com/2015/07/disabling-flash/). Sorry, the nice parting gifts ent to a different contestant who actually had a clue.