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October 1, 2010

Detour the 'drive-by downloads' aiming for your personal networks

Detour the 'drive-by downloads' aiming for your personal networks

Sacramento Examiner, By Joanna Jullien

Local computer expert Jason Taylor of Computer Professional Services in Granite Bay and Roseville, discovered a Trojan downloaded onto his computer from simply reading a trusted, well branded news website.

Industry nomenclature for this type of infection is called “drive-by download”. Taylor knew a Trojan was present because he received an “anti-viral” pop up, that looks convincingly legitimate.

According to Taylor, his Dad experienced the same thing on his computer while surfing trusted websites.

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