WordPress has grown so popular that it currently powers 25% of the whole World Wide Web. This is also why WordPress has been the target of lots of hackers. If your site is powered by WordPress, there are a lot of things you should take into account to ensure your site’s total security.
All of us are quite aware of the presence of banner ads that flash out of nowhere. To top this off, we also have those oh-so-annoying pop up ads that surface as you browse a website. Most people would probably think that these are generally a pain in the neck – albeit relatively harmless content- that you can just shy away from and continue with your day. However, what many of us do not realise is that these random ads carry the most viruses. Yes, you read that right. These ads are carriers of viruses such as malware or spyware. Once these enter your computer, they can immediately eat your files, steal your information, and slowly make your hardware obsolete.
(Data from https://blog.pagefair.com/2015/ad-blocking-report/. Data retrieved January 21, 2016)
A lot of talks and discussions circulate online regarding ad blockers and its blocking activities. There are two sides of the camp contingent on how ad blockers are viewed. On the one hand are those that believe that ad blockers are more akin to knights in shining armour, protecting online searchers from nasty and oftentimes, pesky ads and on the other hand; especially those that live and breathe online advertising, ad blockers are a growing menace.