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Exploits Propagated Via Social Media Increase

September 30th, 2010 09:52 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Orome1 writes “Infection via email, traditionally the most popular vector for spreading malware, has declined in favor of greater use of social media. These include clickjacking attacks using the Facebook “Like” button, fake Web pages positioned on search engines (BlackHat SEO), and zero-day vulnerability exploits. The rise in popularity of smart phones powered by Google’s Android operating system for smart phones has been accompanied by an increase in attacks targeting these devices. A number of different threats have appeared, primarily aimed at racking up phone bills or using the geolocalization function to transmit a user’s position to a third party.”

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