Thursday, April 19, 2007

Researcher: JavaScript Attacks Get Slicker

eWeek reports: "Malicious JavaScript is getting smarter. It's now able to fingerprint victims' Web browsers, vulnerable components and accessible CLSIDs, and deliver custom-tailored exploits, according to Dr. Jose Nazario, senior security engineer for Arbor Networks."

More and more new functionality is constantly being added to JavaScript programming language to make web pages more interactive. This new functionality is being exploited by malicious web sites owner to try to take control over your browser and/or computer.
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