Stegosploit hides malicious code in images, this is the future

Pierluigi Paganini reports:

The security researcher Saumil Shah from Net Square security has presented at Hack In The Box conference in Amsterdam his Stegosploit project which allows an attacker to embed executable JavaScript code within an image to trigger a drive-by download.

The Stegosploit digital steganography project could open new scary scenarios for Internet users that could be infected by viewing a picture on any website, even without clicking on it or downloading it. The image could be the container for the priming of the malware. Shah has no doubts, Stegosploit could be the future of online attacks.

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