Are you Naked?
Exploits from the latest Microsoft Vulnerability seen in the wild
Which is worse, being seen
naked running down the street or having a vulnerable computer leaving you
exposed to attacks from drive-by downloads? It is probably a matter of opinion (or local
laws.) Unfortunately, I think people are
more concerned about being seen naked than whether they have a computer that is
vulnerable. Don’t get caught being
exposed by having a vulnerable system!
In my previous blog
post, I talked about the way that malware is able to get onto your
system. Exploits from drive...
Microsoft Internet Explorer Unpatched Vulnerability is Here…
Norton Users Never Fear!
You might have heard a few things about a vulnerability in
Microsoft Internet Explorer this week.
This is otherwise known as a “zero day” because it was found and hasn’t
been patched by Microsoft at the time of discovery. You can read more about the actual
vulnerability here in the Microsoft
Security Advisory for CVE-2008-0015.
This bug in Internet Explorer can lead to users having malware installed
on your system silently just by visiting any Web site that might be hosting
malicious code designe...
In the old days, practicing “safe Internet” meant staying in the good online neighborhoods so you didn’t get infected. Today, almost any website you visit could be a landmine leading you to having your system compromised. We all remember the quote from Austin Powers where Dr. Evil says “One MILLION dollars”. Now imagine a techie version of Dr. Evil, let’s call him “Dr. Drive-by” saying in that same tone “One MILLION websites compromised”. Drive-by download outbreaks can be measured in how many occurrences a particular domain name occurs in Google searches. Recent reports from SANS Interne...
As we talk to consumer and enterprise customers, we are
finding many don’t understand the risks of the Internet today, why their
computers have been compromised or how the threat landscape has really
changed. The fact that just visiting
your favorite Web site can either lead to malware silently being installed on
your computer WITHOUT ever clicking on anything, or being plagued by misleading
applications, such as fake antivirus software, seems to be a surprise to many
users and IT managers.
With the increase in Web based attacks that users are
being subjected to every day, we w...