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USENIX Association 17th USENIX Security Symposium 1 All Your iFRAMEs Point to Us
 

Summary: USENIX Association 17th USENIX Security Symposium 1
All Your iFRAMEs Point to Us
Niels Provos Panayiotis Mavrommatis
Google Inc.
{niels, panayiotis}@google.com
Moheeb Abu Rajab Fabian Monrose
Johns Hopkins University
{moheeb, fabian}@cs.jhu.edu
Abstract
As the web continues to play an ever increasing role
in information exchange, so too is it becoming the pre-
vailing platform for infecting vulnerable hosts. In this
paper, we provide a detailed study of the pervasiveness
of so-called drive-by downloads on the Internet. Drive-
by downloads are caused by URLs that attempt to exploit
their visitors and cause malware to be installed and run
automatically. Over a period of 10 months we processed
billions of URLs, and our results shows that a non-trivial
amount, of over 3 million malicious URLs, initiate drive-
by downloads. An even more troubling finding is that

  

Source: Amir, Yair - Department of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences