Get hacked on the fly (video)

If you aren't paranoid about your security online you, you'd better watch this video. If you are, it will only further confirm your fears.

Shot at the McAfee Avert Labs Day, it shows a so-called fly-by malware infection: a system gets hacked by merely visiting a specially crafted website. The attacker then installs malware and a rootkit that attempts to hide the attack from the system and security software.

The user never gets to see any warnings or prompts. If it wouldn't be for new registry entries and processes showing up in the task manager, there wouldn't have been any indication that this was going on. Silicon Valley Sleuth: Get hacked on the fly (video)

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 21st July 2006 11:40PM