Security Investigate

The Spread of Web-Based Malware and New Defenses

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Executive Summary

Web sites and web pages have become the new frontier for malware distribution. Over the past two years, there has been a fundamental shift in how malware is distributed - while teenagers used to write viruses which required users to click on email attachments to propagate, financially motivated cybercriminals now plant malware on legitimate web pages that result in drive-by-downloads when web pages are simply loaded. The presenter of this webcast will throw light on newly researched data and statistics surrounding the recent distribution trends of web-based malware. The presenter will talk about what trends mean for information technology professionals and engineers, and the process of building and running web applications.

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