Security

Web 2.0: Open Season on Browsers

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Executive Summary

As dynamic rich media and user-generated content enhance the user experience on the Internet, the dangerous threats facing the enterprise network are becoming equally robust. The Web is the new threat vector of choice for hackers and cybercriminals to distribute malware and perpetrate identity theft, financial fraud and corporate espionage. This problem can be organized into three categories: Malicious People, Places and Things on the Web. Dangerous people running scams and stealing identities; dangerous places appearing at the rate of one new domain each second; and dangerous things like malicious links embedded in otherwise safe, well-known Web sites.

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