drive-by download


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drive-by download

n
(Computer Science) an incidence of an unwanted program being automatically downloaded to a computer, often without the user's knowledge
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Drive-by download sites in particular were discovered to play a large part in the spread of malware in the country.
A user would have to be tricked into opening a specially-crafted web page, such as through a drive-by download or a link in an email.
Thanks to a sneaky method of intrusion known as a drive-by download, more users are finding themselves locked out of their machines after visiting sites that spring ransomware onto their computers without requiring them to activate the hack in any way (clicking a link, entering user credentials, etc.
The malicious YouTube page attempts to infect the browser with a drive-by download as soon as the user lands on it.
It can be exploited by an attacker via a drive-by download, a term for loading a website with attack code that delivers malware to a victim's computer if the person merely visits the website.
propose to have defense mechanisms built into the browser itself to mitigate the threats that arise from drive-by download attacks.
AaAaAeAeAaAeAeA But 45 percent of the malware from piracy sites comesAaAaAeAeAaAe form of a drive-by download, which corrupts a user's computer without the user ever clicking a single link.
drive-by download, while Mac users were served JavaScript that caused Safari to
The vulnerability is the same one used by theFlashback malware, which first appeared around September 2011 and infected as many as 800,000 computers via a drive-by download.
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and California-based SRI International have developed a new tool that eliminates drive-by download threats.
Exploiting this-likely through a drive-by download attack-would give an attacker near system-level privileges.