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SOCIAL ENGINEERING METHODS USED FOR MALWARE DISTRIBUTION
Social engineering has been one of the most effective ways to spread malicious software lately. Whereas software vulnerabilities tend to be patched sooner or later, things don’t appear so promising when it comes to human “exploits.” For example, Microsoft has rolled out a patch that disables autorun feature for USB thumb drives. Moreover, many antivirus products now prevent the autorun.inf file from being automatically executed. It would seem that these initiatives should efficiently combat malicious code that spreads via removable drives. That’s wishful thinking, though. Why? Innate curiosity often causes people to act injudiciously. Here’s the attacker’s flow of thoughts: if you can’t get the malware launched automatically, you need to make the user run it. READ MORE