Adblock Plus and (a little) more

New Release: Adblock Plus 3.7 · 2019-10-22 20:11 by Susie Concannon

We’re back with a new release! In ABP 3.7, you’ll notice several user interface (UI) updates and overall under the hood improvements, notably increased CPU (Central Processing Unit) performance.

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New Release: Adblock Plus 3.6 · 2019-07-30 21:15 by Susie Concannon

This release features several all-around UI improvements, fixes and updates to ABP filters, and other minor behind-the-scenes changes.

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Is Chrome’s Ad Filter enough? · 2019-07-09 16:30 by Susie Concannon

With all the hype about Chrome and their new Ad Filter, it’s important to ask what it really is, and also how it affects external ad blockers.

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One out of every hundred online advertisements is infected with malvertising · 2019-06-21 16:20 by Susie Concannon

The IT company Confiant has reported in their current Q1 2019 Demand Quality Report that almost every hundredth ad impression that users see is infected with malvertising, and that the risk of infection is higher on the weekend and especially on holidays. The basis for these numbers is the result of an analysis of over 100 billion ad impressions during the time period between Q4/2018 and Q1/2019.

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Firefox bug disabled all add-ons - including Adblock Plus · 2019-05-04 10:38 by Laura Dornheim

Since late Friday night, an expired certificate caused all add-ons on Firefox to be disabled.
With Adblock Plus being one of the favorite add-ons for users world-wide, this hits us hard. But we have absolute confidence in the open source community behind Firefox to get this fixed as soon as possible!

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Vulnerability? Fixed! · 2019-04-20 10:22 by Laura Dornheim

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Potential vulnerability through the URL rewrite filter option · 2019-04-15 21:58 by Laura Dornheim

Hours ago we were made aware that the rewrite-option that we provide for filter list authors can potentially be abused to execute third-party code on a website.

We are taking this very seriously and are currently investigating the actual risk for our users to determine the best countermeasure.

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New Release Adblock Plus 3.5: Making blocking 5x faster! · 2019-03-13 12:00 by Laura Dornheim

Adblock Plus has been helping to improve the web for users since 2007, giving you more control over your internet experience, and creating a better and sustainable online environment. The new release of Adblock Plus 3.5 brings with it serious improvements and advantages. In addition to the already fast and battle-tested ad-blocking capabilities of our previous release, one of the most valuable improvements for users is that the new version uses up to 60 percent less CPU, or Central Processing Units. That means that less of your computer’s processing capabilities are needed for blocking ads, resulting in even more speed and surfing ease.

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We are proud to support the blocking community’s feedback to Chromium’s manifest V3 · 2019-02-20 17:41 by Job Plas

Over the past weeks, there has been an active discussion between developers regarding Chromium’s manifest V3. Much of the discussion focused around the restricting of the webRequestAPI as well as the new declarativeNetrequestAPI. These API’s have the biggest impact on security-, privacy-, ad- and content-blocking extensions.

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Regarding recent news · 2019-01-24 17:30 by Tom Woolford

Adblock Plus responds to recent news coverage.

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