It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

 
Go Back [M] > Madshrimps > WebNews
Newly-found hybrid attack embeds Java applet in GIF file Newly-found hybrid attack embeds Java applet in GIF file
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Newly-found hybrid attack embeds Java applet in GIF file
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 3rd August 2008, 01:33   #1
Madshrimp
 
jmke's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: 7090/Belgium
Posts: 78,710
jmke has disabled reputation
Default Newly-found hybrid attack embeds Java applet in GIF file

Researchers at NGSSoftware have developed a hybrid attack capable of hiding itself within an image and intend to present details on the exploit at the Black Hat security conference next week. New and esoteric attacks are part and parcel of what Black Hat is about, but this particular vector could target web sites with a particularly vulnerable population: MySpace and Facebook. Social networking web sites tend to attract younger users, and while this particular attack can be used in a variety of ways, embedding the hook in profile photos that are then seeded and targeted at the teen crowd could be a very effective tactic.

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post...-gif-file.html
__________________
jmke is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DFI Releases Hybrid Motherboard: Intel P45 + NVIDIA ION jmke WebNews 0 17th November 2009 08:12
ATI Catalyst 8.8 Officially Released jmke WebNews 3 21st August 2008 09:04

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:28.


Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO