Web 2.0 - The New Generation of Web Threats
Unfortunately, malicious software (malware) has also evolved. Just as technology has been replaced by users as the driving force behind websites, the computer is no longer the ultimate target of the malware. The user is the target. Today, malware possesses a single objective: to gain access to the user's private, financial, and confidential information. To gain that access, malware authors exploit the very thing that makes Web 2.0 so successful- the user's trust. This paper addresses the complex implications and interactions of Web 2.0, the malware that exploits it, and the challenges this poses to traditional security solutions.