Spyware Warrior Spyware Warrior
Help with Spyware, Hijacking & Other Internet Nuisances
 
FAQ :: Search :: Memberlist :: Usergroups :: Register
Profile :: Log in to check your private messages :: Log in

JavaScript Injection Attack

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Spyware Warrior Forum Index -> Security Notices & News
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
quietman7
Warrior Addict


Joined: 20 Dec 2004
Last Visit: 28 Mar 2012
Posts: 768
Location: Virginia, USA

PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:43 am    Post subject: JavaScript Injection Attack Reply with quote

Quote:
JavaScript injection attacks seem to be the in thing these days. Malware writers are increasingly utilizing such attacks as a better means to spread their work.

As little as a year ago, the bad guys were dependent on enticing people to follow links that pointed to malicious websites (via e-mail, search links, or IM worms). Today, they are using JavaScript injection attacks to simply "steal" a website's visitors, and it has become something of a Swiss Army Knife for underground hackers to spread their malware worldwide.

...The malicious site attempts two different methods to attack its visitors. The first is an attempt to exploit a Microsoft MDAC RDS.Dataspace ActiveX Control Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (MS06-014)...The second attack attempted is a drive-by download, which affects not only the IE browsers, but also Firefox 1.0 & 2.0 browsers. This attack uses JavaScript to detect the browser's type, then uses Adobe Flash exploits to download and execute a malicious binary file onto the system...

f-secure.com/weblog
_________________
Microsoft MVP - Consumer Security 2007-2012
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Spyware Warrior Forum Index -> Security Notices & News All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



smartBlue Style © 2002 Smartor
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group