Friday, January 12, 2007

malware

I got pointed to this article that does a basic run through of malware trends. The article introduced me to a new term "Piggyback" attack. According to the paper referenced in the article,
A 2006 study, performed by Dr. Steven Gribble at the University of Washington, crawled the Web looking for infected content in a piggyback attack. The study crawled more than 20 million webpages and found over 20,000 unique executables.