A Primer on Drive-by Downloads

Here in the Cyber Threat Analysis Center we’re starting to add video blogs. If the threat information I share doesn’t scare you, maybe my picture will :)

This short video blog is about drive-by downloads. This is aimed at helping people who are not technical to understand the nature of the threat. Drive-by downloads are one of the most common ways that people’s computers get infected, especially on computers that are not patched properly.

Randy Abrams
Director of Technical Education
Cyber Threat Analysis Center – ESET LLC
 

Author ESET Research, ESET

  • John Nielsen, Nielco IT

    Thanks for a brief but accurate description of the Drive-by downloads. It is very useful for users and it draws attention to the risks of surfing the net with a non-updated or unpatched browser, operating system or 3. party addon like Adobe Flash.
    Thanks again.
    Best Regards and Happy Holidays
    John Nielsen, Nielco IT

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