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Google Goes On Offensive vs. JavaScript Attacks

July 20th, 2010 07:27 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

alphadogg writes “Google’s e-mail security team has updated its Postini engine to stop a new type of JavaScript attack that helped fuel a rise in spam volume in recent months.

Google says it has seen a surge in obfuscated JavaScript attacks, describing them as a hybrid between virus and spam messages. The e-mails are designed to look like legitimate messages, specifically Non Delivery Report messages, but contain hidden JavaScript.

‘In some cases, the message may have forwarded the user’s browser to a pharma site or tried to download something unexpected,’ Google said in its official blog.”

Source: Google Goes On Offensive vs. JavaScript Attacks

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