Researchers prove HTML5 can be used to hide malware

July 17, 2015


A group of Italian researchers have come up with new obfuscation techniques that can be used to dupe malware detection systems and allow malicious actors to execute successful drive-by download attacks.

“The explosive growth of malware is continuously fueled by the release of new technologies for the web,” they researchers noted. “On a side, standardizing committees, web browser developers and large companies operating on the Internet are pushing for the adoption of technologies allowing the development of rich web-based client applications.”

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