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Javascript Key Loggers

Hi:

Has there been proven cases of javascript keyloggers?

Any opinions on why anti-virus software are weak on detecting malicious Javascripts?
Nutmeg
Saturday, June 21, 2008
 
 
> Any opinions on why anti-virus software are weak on detecting malicious Javascripts?
Because it often happens inside the browser.
Victor Noagbodji
Saturday, June 21, 2008
 
 
Anti-virus software is a waste of time and money, period.
Duff Send private email
Saturday, June 21, 2008
 
 
> Anti-virus software is a waste of time and money, period.

Not for a company with important data.
Victor Noagbodji
Saturday, June 21, 2008
 
 
Anti-virus software is indeed essential for any company.

Not because it's _useful_ -- it's not.  In terms of providing actual security, it's pretty much useless.  But if someone compromises your company network, and you didn't have any anti-virus software running, then you are going to be in big trouble -- regardless of whether the attack could possibly have been prevented by any anti-virus package on earth.

Basically, you have to take all the possible precautions, even if they're useless snake oil, or your shareholders can sue your ass when something goes wrong.
Iago
Sunday, June 22, 2008
 
 
+1 to Iago

You have to mitigate risks. In fact in some jurisdictions I believe it is the legal duty of the company officers to take all reasonable steps to protect the shareholder's interests.

Of course, if you are the government you can lose as much data as you like, without having to take responsibility ;-)
Odysseus Send private email
Monday, June 23, 2008
 
 
If you run a furniture store, you don't HAVE to lock your doors at night. Most of the time nobody's going to break in, and if someone comes to rob you they can probably get around a locked door. Makes perfect sense, right? But if you do get robbed, the insurance investigator may not see it in quite the same light.

Same situation, basically.
aph Send private email
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
 
 

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