F-Secure News: JavaScript Injection Attack

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JavaScript Injection Attack.

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.

IE (through ActiveX loopholes), and Firefox 1 and 2 are vulnerable to these attacks (read the article).

I suggest using Firefox 3 (latest is 3.0.1, soon to be 3.1) with the NoScript add-on to control what JavaScript you allow to execute on your computer.

-- Tom
 
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