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Finjan’s Web Security Comes Up With A New Method To Escape Attacks

According to a security expert, the writers of malware are using more inventive methods to infect the computers of innocent users.

According to Yuval Ben-Itzhak of security firm Finjan, the viruses and worms often come attached with a web page, letting a PC to only access it once. Consequently, it removes all doubts of any illegal operation, which could have taken place there.

Latest findings by Finjan show that hackers have come up with a new kind of attack, which can be avoided and escaped. These attacks represent a share in their sophisticated technology, by making use of code confusion and download.

For avoiding exposure of these harmful codes, hackers have constantly remained in touch with the IP addresses of the users to a particular web page or website. Using this method, the hackers successfully prohibit their exposure. Moreover, when the second time the particular IP address attempts to use the harmful page; it will be immediately replaced by a benign page. As a result, all proof of initial malevolent page disappears. The report reveals all the code of hackers and it also provides many instances of escaping attacks.

According to the news of PRNewsWire on June 4, 2007, Ben-Itzhak, said that, many sites are attacked secretly and no visible damage appears anywhere; only the presence of a single line in HTML code which represents deadly codes on the server. He, further explained, that the keynote is that a visitor of these sites will be in danger as his personal detail like credit card or bank account numbers will be present in the hands of the criminals. Businessmen, depending entirely on URL filtering solutions or signature-based anti-virus, are at high risk.

Furthermore, Ben- Itzhak goes on explaining the difficulties, which are faced by various companies in counterattacking and protecting their PC. According to a statement published in Web User on June 4, 2007, Ben-Itzhak said that the only method to stop these deadly codes from attacking could be achieved by understanding the code and its intentions before it actually executes it.

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