With Web 2.0, a new breed of malware evolves

Thursday, 15 November 2007, 9:53 AM EST

Web 2.0 technologies may be laying the groundwork for a new generation of hacker tools.

Google Mashups, RSS feeds, search, all of these can be misused by hackers to distribute malware, attack Web surfers and communicate with botnets, said Petko Petkov, a security researcher speaking at the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) U.S. 2007 conference, held on eBay's campus.

At NetworkWorld.

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