Category Archives: Drive-by-Downloads

Drive-by downloads may happen when visiting a website, viewing an e-mail message or by clicking on a deceptive pop-up window:[2] by clicking on the window in the mistaken belief that, for instance, an error report from the computer’ operating system itself is being acknowledged, or that an innocuous advertisement pop-up (pretending to be innocuous) is being dismissed. In such cases, the “supplier” may claim that the user “consented” to the download, although actually the user was unaware of having started an unwanted or malicious software download.

Adware loading Malware for Monetization? System Healer Social Engineers DNSChanger/Dynamer

Typically, malware will be installed through the use of exploit kits, spam e-mails, gifs laced with executables, torrents and so on. That being said, there is a fairly commonly downloaded software package known as “System Healer” being downloaded on the interwebs which claims to speed up your PC and optimize it. Are serving up… Read More »

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Examination of a “Drive-by-Download” Many Security Professionals Get this Wrong – It’s a type of Social Engineering

Basic Definition: Drive-by downloads are a type of social engineering which happens when visiting a website and you are prompted for a download without initiating it, when viewing an e-mail message with software that allows javascript to run, by clicking on a deceptive pop-up window that prompts you to install the latest version of flash and… Read More »

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