Drive-by Trojans exploit browser flaws

Wednesday, 23 March 2005, 7:58 PM EST

Trojans - malicious programs that pose as benign apps - are usurping network worms to become the greatest malware menace. Sixteen of the 50 most frequent malicious code sightings reported to Symantec in the second half of 2004 were Trojans. In the first six months of last year, Trojans accounted for just eight of the top 50 malicious code reports.

By John Leyden at The Register.

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