C-Suite On Deck
Keep me plugged in with the best
Join thousands of your peers and receive our weekly newsletter with the latest news, industry events, customer insights, and market intelligence.
I agree to the
terms of service
PLEASE CORRECT THE FOLLOWING:
Please Enter Some Keywords
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.
I'm for real
Enter your email once to access all our information and resources.
(Your email address is required so we know you're a real person)
By downloading this content, you give permission for your contact information to be shared with the content provider who may contact you in regards to the content.