As more applications migrate to Web 2.0, so will the security threats. Users can expect to see more attacks on social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace, as well as professional sites like LinkedIn. Attackers will also find more ways to inject legitimate, high trafficked Web sites with malicious code that installs malware onto users' computers or redirect traffic to another site. One recent example included an attack infecting United Nations and some UK government Web sites. Users visiting the infected sites unknowingly downloaded a malicious file that attempted to deliver a combination of eight different exploits. And users should be wary of phony "cleaner" software that dupes users into paying for an application that they believe will rid their system of viruses. In reality, most of these applications are useless at best.
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