Thursday, July 24, 2008

Blogspot.com cited as the No. 1 host for malware | News - Security - CNET News.com

There goes the neighborhood (this is a Blogspot blog; don't panic -- I haven't taken up malware as a hobby, and I screen all blog post comments...)

As for illegitimate sites, Sophos notes that Geocities and Blogger both make it easy for anyone to set up a Web site without much identification. Blogger, owned by Google, is particularly problematic, says Sophos, with the blog site alone accounting for nearly 2 percent of all malware hosts. I is not only possible for the Blogger sites to host malicious code, but criminal attackers can also inject links to malicious sites in the comments sections of the blogs.

Blogspot.com cited as the No. 1 host for malware | News - Security - CNET News.com

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