The Daily Swig: Malvertising fiends using polyglot exploits in real-world attacks
Malvertising fiends using polyglot exploits in real-world attacks
John Leyden | 27 February 2019 at 16:00 UTC
Cybercriminals have started using so-called ‘polyglot images’ to disguise malvertising attacks.
The latest versions of popular browsers such as Chrome and Firefox enforce content type, so this kind of trickery will fail in many cases.
Surfers still using Internet Explorer, however, are still at risk of attack from polyglot-based exploits, which offer crooks advantages over what might be possible using standard steganographic attacks.