November 25, 2006 |
With the increase of popularity of web 2.0, it’s definitely an irresistable attraction for hackers to get dirty with their phishing strategies. In one of the recent cases, *Russell Shaw from ZDNet* received an email from Playdater, who claimed that he has got Russell’s email from someone and decided to share the video because Russell has “specific taste” when it comes to video… Yikes! That sounds so spammy and cheeky to me.
Anyway, what you should do if you receive that kind of email? The best thing to do is just stay away from it by all means. The problem with web 2.0 applications is that, the process of filtering the information into it is so hard because of the huge databases they have. The user generated content can be so overwhelming to be filtered in anyway. But that doesn’t mean there is no solution. This must be curbed as soon as possible, to avoid any innocent and uninformed masses from getting into any unwanted situations. Any manipulation of the bugs in web 2.0 websites, such as exploitation of the html codes for browsers to trigger drive-by-installations. Which means, the members are not aware of any installation that piggybacking on the web browser or files that you downloaded.
I can’t imagine how scary it would be if one of the websites with an average of 100 million views daily suffered. Although there can be no guarantee on how to avoid spywares and other malwares to live in your system, by being choosy about the websites you visit and do a search on Google about any known reviews for that website, you can rest assured that you will be safe.