Zero-Day Browser Threats Escalate
Some of the vendors are expecting a steep increase in the volume of malware targeting browsers during 2013. As online purchases and online banking continue to gain momentum, the browser becomes a very useful target, given that much of the sensitive data will travel through it. In addition, most AV products are focused on traditional malware that target the operating system. The presence of various plug-ins and browser extensions further extend the attack surface. Therefore, man-in-the-browser (MitB) attacks belong on the radar screen of every security-conscious channel partner.