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Long Live the Injection, and how it Affects YOU!
Posted by Artem Gololobov on 09 November 2012 08:10 AM

Cyber criminals are trying to find ways to increase the life cycle of injections in Web sites. Usually, when an attacker gains control of a site, the life span of the injected code to that site depends on how fast the Web site administrator notices malicious content added to their Web pages.

 

One of the tactics that cyber criminals now employ to increase the life span of injected code is to install rogue modules on to compromised Web servers. These modules hide themselves and the presence of an injection from system and Web site administrators, security researchers, and criminal competitors.

 

Image 1: The red arrow below shows the difference between the life span of typical malicious injected code and code injected by a rogue Apache module:

 

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