Drive-By Download Attacks

Contributed by Coley J. Stevens
Over the past few years, we seen the rise of drive-by downloads. Drive-by download attacks are malicious automated programs, that are employed on systems without the user’s permission or knowledge. Today, this method is one of the most common ways malware is spread. In this report we will learn about how drive-by downloads operate and the different methods used to implement drive-by downloads. Readers will also get to see how detrimental these attacks can be with some real-life examples. To end the report, we will look into a few ways to prevent drive-by downloads from doing serious damage and to better prepare readers to not fall victim to the process of the attacks.
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