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How are we testing?:

This test checks to see if a benign object hosted on a known malicious site is blocked by your security solution. It uses a compromised site from a list published by Google. It does not attempt to download actual malware.


Why is this test important?:

Hackers often launch zero day attacks by setting up many new sites hosting malicious code or objects; Continuously revolving domain names, hackers attempt to deliver targeted malware to your employees. Effective protection requires real-time updates of malicious sites to be fed to your inline security engines.


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Use reputation-based filtering to block malicious sites

Every week hundreds of thousands of new unsafe websites are discovered. An unsafe website may contain code used to install malicious software onto users’ computers without their knowledge (malware) or pose as a legitimate site trying to trick users into sharing their username and password or other sensitive information (phishing). Many unsafe websites are actually legitimate websites that have been compromised.

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23 Mar 2017
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LastPass Bugs Allow Malicious Websites to Steal Passwords - BleepingComputer

22 Mar 2017
LastPass patched three separate bugs that affected its Chrome and Firefox browser extensions, which if exploited, would have allowed a third-party to extract passwords from users visiting a malicious website. All bugs were discovered by Tavis Ormandy, ...

Canada, U.K. targets of new Ramnit malvertising campaign: Report ... - IT World Canada

21 Mar 2017
Credentials-stealing malware part of exploit kit distributed to people who recently visited adult sites.

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