Malware Websites, that's news to us. When did that start?
Malware or Malicious Software has been around for years. I mean for years and I have my virus proof on a CD Rom from the late 90s and I'm sure others have things going back even further. It was a Rootkit that came with CD-ROM’s sold in 1997 to 1998. Interesting that it was over 3 years before anyone really new about it.
The objective of this section:
Malware in Websites is often confused with advertisements that are iFramed or inline java scripted that contain malware. The line between a Virus Malware website and a community site with advertisements from any number of ad networks is very broad but news seems to report it as if the ad networks know about it and in some cases the article reads like the website owners are behind the malware.
I'm going to publish just who is distributing the malware at the core. It takes time and is totally random but I seem to find 2 to 3 malware sites each month. Once you see the methods I use to identify a malware infected website you'll be able to identify them as well. I have my "Blocked Sites" list from IE that list hundreds of sites from over 7 years of tracking these little guys around the globe.
Before you publish headlines like "CNet" and others have do your research and ask questions. You might learn that this is so common place it's number 10 on the list of things to protect against.
For the delivery developers I have seen some very creative methods. I'll be publishing a script I use to proxy which you might find interesting in that it can be added to websites to proxy ads and look for specific line items. Till that time, good luck with your scripts, reports soon to be published.
Malware websites aren't new to the Internet but at times you wouldn't think that was the case when reading news reports about viruses in search indexes and other security news. I'm not going to dwell on this subject because we do have technology available today to reduce this problem.
The security topic here is about who to follow and how you should approach protecting your internal network users.
When I surf the web I use a proxy firewall in that every bit is checked to make sure the headers are all in place. But today it's more than just that. You have to use your browser settings and setting up a browser today it's something you can do in just minutes. In fact, I still have to Search the Terms on some of the settings to troubleshoot site connections.
And then we have websites that are instructing people to turn off security because of their online applications. Once off and on another site that user now is wide open to malicious software exploits and so on.
I have a couple of headline news articles that I will repost that kind of are a joke but also are serious. If the leading news sites for computer related issues reports Malware in Ads 4 years after others reported the same thing is that saying they are slow or their editors thought it might hurt them to speak out against those that pay them? (I'll let you guess)
Monday May 16 2016
Advertiser redirects to wibaecrisil.org from Weather Undergrounds Wondermap advertisers spot. It's not Wunderground.com but the advertiser which can be seen when you mouse over. If you happen to see the advertisement please send me a note, I would like to track the hacked or bad advertisement server.
Tuesday Feb 9 2016
When you least expect it you find a malware site using scraped content from great sites like StackOverflow.com trying to delivery crap that should get the web developers and the hosting company banned from the internet. On the bright side of life, this gave me a chance to video how malware advertisers work as well as pick on someone other than my friends. You're never going to be able to live this one down. Just close the domain and start again Mr. Recalll.co ..... this Bud is for your distribution method.
Friday May 4 2012
Conceptual Anatomy of a Malware publisher. NOTICE and DISCLAIMER: This is speculation, opinion and my conceptualization related to malware distribution via advertisement networks.