Friday, 9 November 2007

It can even happen to the stars…

Grammy winning songstress Alicia Keys recently had her MySpace page linked to a malware server in China. With the addition of a background image, anyone who visited Alicia’s MySpace page and clicked anywhere on this background will cause the browser to load a fake media codec, which is really a disguised Trojan.

It is currently not known how widespread this hack is within MySpace but this exemplifies how web surfing exploits can happen to anyone, even if they are simply browsing their friends on a social networking site.

Although it is not known how the hackers accessed Alicia Keys’ page, a 2FA solution for login definitely would have prevented them from accessing it in the first place.


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