Ever Wondered How Malware Spreads Through Advertisements?

By Lowell Heddings on August 9th, 2010

One of the quickest ways that malware can spread is by tricking people through ads in the web browser, or trying to exploit security holes in Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, and other plugins.

Over at the Trojaned Binaries site, they went into detail about the javascript requests and how they do these sneaky redirects. It’s pretty technical, but quite interesting.

Anatomy of Malicious Advertising Redirecting Clients to Drive-By Attack Sites [Trojaned Binaries]

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/9/10
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