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Malicious Code in Akamai Download Manager

Akamai, load-balancing and broadband specialist, offers Download Manager, which helps in downloading files from server of the company. The Web attackers can insert exploited links into Instant Messages, e-mails or Internet sites, which can download trojans and can run them automatically as there is a security hole in versions of Java as well as ActiveX.

Download Manger is an essential component of global distribution service from Akamai. With its help, big files can be reliably and easily send to users in any part of the world. The major vendors like Microsoft and Symantec also use this system for delivering downloads to users. It provides Java as well as ActiveX-based Download Manager and once ActiveX control is installed,...

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