Widgets+Advertisements=?

Coincidence or just sheer luck, but I just happened to stumble upon this article announcing that Google has come up with a widget that serves advertisements, and quoting the source: “A variety of web technologies can be used to create the ad, including Flash and HTML to author it, and RSS, images, video, and audio among other media times to provide the content”.

As we have been covering these two “problematic” areas from the security standpoint (Advertisements as a vector for distributing malicious code, and the insecurity of widgets and gadgets), I truly hope that this new mashup (Web2.0 or not) will hold its own in terms of security. In any case like anything Google this should be cool.

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