by Vincent S
What I found interesting about this article is that AJAX, something that we just learned about in class, can be used maliciously in the real world. It drives home a point that I have always believed in regards to antivirus software, it just isn’t worth the cost. The code’s ability to interfere with the workload and be downloaded in pieces and then reassemble itself makes it undetectable to antivirus. It is only after it is executed that it can be detected, and only if a definition exists. If one is just careful and is aware of the threats out there, they can always avoid and fix problems such as these. Antivirus software is sometimes useful, but no matter how advanced, there are always ways for viruses to bypass a client’s defenses.
Constantin, Lucian (Jan 5, 2012). PCWorld. Fragmented AJAX-based Web Exploitation Attacks Detected in the Wild. Retrieved from http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/247332/fragmented_ajaxbased_web_exploitation_attacks_detected_in_the_wild.html on April 29, 2012