Chapter 8

Browser & Privacy Attacks

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Information in this chapter:

• Understanding How Malware Attacks Browsers

• Understanding How Web sites, Malware, and Weak Protections Conspire Against Privacy

• How to Better Protect Your Data Online

A wicked web of deceit lurks beneath many of the sites we visit every day. Some trickery may be obvious, such as misspellings and poor grammar on an unsophisticated phishing page. Some may be ambiguous, such as deciding whether to trust the buyer or seller of an item from an on-line classified. Other deceptions may be more artful, lacing web pages we regularly visit and implicitly trust with treacherous bits of ...

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