Web browsing has become the favorite target of malicious code writers seeking to compromise your network. The number of browser vulnerabilities continues to rise, fuelling zero-hour exploits which can infect systems before patches or signatures are available. The threat is moving from the inbox to the browser with increasing focus on gaining financial advantage. This is most evident in the recent rise of spyware which comes in a wide variety of forms, from programs that steal confidential information to nuisance adware.
By the time most administrators realize they have a problem, the damage is already done, and they are left with the high cost of remediation, lost productivity, and unnecessary network traffic and system instabilities. Increasing browser vulnerabilities, zero-hour threats, and the insertion of malicious code on vulnerable sites.
If you own or manage a website, you are responsible for that website’s security. Compromised websites can infect visitors with badware, and are commonly blacklisted by search engines, web browsers, and security vendors (This site can harm your computer)
Many legitimate websites are the targets of malicious hacking attacks, during which code linking directly to badware is inserted onto an otherwise innocent, but poorly secured, website. Another common way that legitimate sites are compromised is through third-party content such as the ads provided by an advertising network, which can be used as vectors for the distribution of badware.
We offer several resources to help you learn how to remove badware from compromised websites and secure your sites against future attacks.
- Our Security Tips page is a great place to start. Learn about common attack techniques and how to detect them on your site.
- You can contact us for additional help.
- If your site has been flagged by Google, check Google’s diagnostics page for your site for more information about the badware that Google detected on your site.
If your site was flagged by Google and you’re sure that the site is now clean, you can file a Request for Review with google webmaster. You can also contact us to help you