Know Your Enemy: Malicious Web Servers
by The Honeynet Project - Monday, 20 August 2007.
Today, many attackers are part of organized crime with the intent to defraud their victims. Their goal is to deploy malware on a victim’s machine and to start collecting sensitive data, such as online account credentials and credit card numbers.

Since attackers have a tendency to take the path of least resistance and many traditional attack paths are barred by a basic set of security measures, such as firewalls or anti-virus engines, the “black hats” are turning to easier, unprotected attack paths to place their malware onto the end user’s machine. They are turning to client-side attacks.

This paper examines client-side attacks and evaluates methods to defend against client-side attacks on web browsers. First, it provides an overview of client-side attacks and introduces the honeypot technology that allows security researchers to detect and examine these attacks. Then it proceeds to examine a number of cases in which malicious web servers on the Internet were identified with honeypot technology and evaluates different defense methods. It concludes with a set of recommendations that one can implement to make web browsing safer.

Download the paper in PDF format here.

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