Web Browser Attacks Increasing Sophistication

Posted by Keith McMillan

February 12, 2008 | Leave a Comment

This will likely be no surprise to regular readers here, you’ve probably already noticed the increased sophistication in web browser attacks. IBM’s X-Force backs up your feeling with numbers, however. IBM is happy to oblige, here you go.

The report is chockablock full of disturbing information on the ways in which the exploits evolved in 2006, complete with attractive graphs and charts to get the points across.

A trend that became prevalent in 2007 was the use of IFrames and other methods of hosting links to malicious content. IFrames make third-party content appear as if it is a part of the URL displayed by the browser, when, in fact, the content within the IFrame is hosted by another server.

Since it has charts and graphs, it’s suitable for showing to your boss to get him to let you go to Black Hat this year.


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