Hackers know that it is very difficult to cheat users with making them to browse suspicious sites. So, they are now targeting legit sites and use them to infect unknown users. In few cases the password of a servers FTP account is tapped using key logging malware. Once a hacker gets an access to the server running a legitimate website, the files are modified to distribute the malware and gather passwords.
If the user’s computing machine gets infected with one of these trojans then it is difficult to predict the level of damage that can be caused. Fraudsters may even know the details about bank account, email accounts, and FTP accounts etc.
So, how do we find malicious iframes ?
Here’s what needs to be done :
1. You must update your software extending to the present time with the following online exposure scanner : OSI – Consumer – Products
2. You can download an antivirus to fully scan your machine for malicious files, malware iframes with any of the following free online scanners:
3. Avoid using old passwords, ensure that you change it after regular intervals. A password with a combination of alphanumeric and special characters (min.7-8 characters in length) should be an ideal one.
“Precaution is always Better Than Cure”
You can avoid Malevolent iframe infections/injections by following some simple guidelines.
* Keep your browser updated with a latest version
* You can install an add-on for FireFox called the “noscript”. It only allows active
content to run only from sites you trust, and protect yourself against attacks and injections.
* You can utilize AVG Online Virus Scanner | Scan Web Pages | AVG LinkScanner Drop Zone to check the suspicious links you are given in emails or see online.