Re: Bye-bye Java: impact on technical communications?

Subject: Re: Bye-bye Java: impact on technical communications?
From: Dossy Shiobara <dossy -at- panoptic -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:18:33 -0500


On 1/11/13 12:02 PM, Combs, Richard wrote:
> Well, yes. But the critical component is "convincing the user to visit." I can't remember the last time I clicked on an ad.
>
> Risk isn't binary. And you can't avoid all risk. If you have a computer and it's connected to the Internet, you're at risk to some degree.

Here's a contrived example:

You visit CNN.com. CNN has display ads on its page. The ad server has
been compromised, and along with the ad it serves, it also serves some
malicious payload. Both the ad and the payload happen when the CNN.com
page is loaded, not when you click on the ad.

Now, you're compromised. Lather, rinse, repeat.

The threat of this latest exploit is that it doesn't require a user to
act beyond normal web surfing activity to put yourself at risk.

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References:
Bye-bye Java: impact on technical communications?: From: Paul Goble
RE: Bye-bye Java: impact on technical communications?: From: Combs, Richard
Re: Bye-bye Java: impact on technical communications?: From: Dossy Shiobara
RE: Bye-bye Java: impact on technical communications?: From: Combs, Richard

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