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Seven Deadliest Web Application Attacks by Mike Shema

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Malware

Malicious software, malware, is an ever-growing threat on the Internet. Malware executables span the entire range of viruses, Trojans, keyloggers, and other software that infect a users’ machine or execute without permission. The prerequisite to these attacks is that the victim must either visit a site set up by the attackers or visit a trusted site already compromised by the attackers. Trusted sites are preferable, especially sites visited by tens of thousands or millions of people. In 2007, the Dolphins Stadium Web site was infected with a script tag that pointed browsers to a buffer overflow against Internet Explorer (IE). Later in 2008, the security firm Trend Micro's Web site was attacked in a similar manner www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/14/AR2008031401732.html ...

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