drive-by download


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drive-by download

A program that is automatically installed in a computer by merely visiting a Web site without explicitly clicking on a link. Typically installing spyware that reports information back to the vendor, drive-by downloads are deployed by exploiting flaws in the browser and operating system code. The best deterrent is to routinely install security updates to the software in the device. See drive-by install and spyware.
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YE (2010): "Preventing Drive-by Download via Inter-Module Communication Monitoring", Proceedings of the 5th ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security: 124-134.
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In his talk, Balazs explained how malicious extensions in Firefox, Chrome and Safari have been created by attackers that try to get them added to the user's browser through Web-based drive-by downloads or infected attachments.