Malware Distribution via Widgetization of the Web presented at BlackHatDC 2011

by Neil Daswani,


Summary : The Web 2.0 transformation has in part involved many sites using third-party widgets. We present the "widgetized web graph" showing the structure of high traffic web sites from the standpoint of widgets, show how web-based malware and scareware is propagated via such widgets, and provide data on how a mass web-based malware attack can take place against the Quantcast 1000 web sites via widgets.