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Drive-By Crud

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Date: Jan 25, 2008 - 08:42 AM
The Register says a lot more websites are being hacked to serve drive-by downloads, based on data from Sophos.

The study sheds fresh light on the well-understood problem of drive-by-downloads from compromised sites, a tactic that's come to eclipse virus-infected email as a means of spreading malware. Cybercrooks target users by spamvertising emails containing links to poisoned webpages, exposing unsuspecting victims to malware. At least one in ten web pages are booby-trapped with malware, according to a separate study by Google published last May.

Often these malware packages are designed to put compromised zombie PCs under the control of hackers.
Keep your security settings high and scan regularly.

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