‘Devices that screen out malware are still having to fight insidious intrusions such as the “drive-by download”, says Niall King, Asia–Pacific MD for firewall vendor Barracuda.
King says such downloads can be triggered by something as trivial as moving a scrollbar on a website. But alongside these are vectors like instant messaging (IM) which allow employees to initiate dangerous downloads or even uploads.
A staffer might unthinkingly use the IM channel to show off their work to a someone in another company. ‘
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