The Rise of the “Blackhole” Exploit Kit: The Importance of Keeping All Software Up To

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by ronjor, Jul 20, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2003
    Posts:
    57,721
    Location:
    Texas
    https://blogs.technet.com/b/securit...-all-software-up-to-date.aspx?Redirected=true
     
  2. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Posts:
    9,148
    Funny how when they were pushing SmartScreen their statistics lumped so much into what they considered "Social Engineering."
     
  3. funkydude

    funkydude Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2004
    Posts:
    6,851
    What about the social engineering involved in getting people to these sites?
     
  4. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Posts:
    9,148
    That's my point. Most attacks have some element of both - people aren't just hacked, they have to end up on a webpage somehow (or they don't have ot, but typically are) and at that point an exploit takes over.

    With the SmartScreen stats they reported most infections being due primarily to social engineering. Almost every other report has shown that there's a ton of vulnerabilities being exploited in the wild.
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.