Gaming, Celebrity URLs: Riskiest Web Sites


These Web sites are significantly more likely to host spyware and launch "drive-by downloads," the term for the hacker practice of using browser or Windows vulnerabilities to silently install software. Your mother was right: some neighborhoods are more dangerous than others.

In a recently published paper, researchers at the University of Washington said that some Web wards are significantly more likely to host spyware and launch "drive-by downloads," the term for the hacker practice of using browser or Windows vulnerabilities to silently install software.

The nastiest Web neighborhoods? Games and celebrity-oriented sites. InformationWeek | Spyware | Gaming, Celebrity URLs: Riskiest Web Sites | February 24, 2006

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 24th February 2006 9:18PM