Report Describes Ingenious New Malware

Even software that Internet users have long assumed were safe can now be infected, according to security journalist Mike Vizard. Web sites themselves (including social networking sites) can now be impregnated with malware, as can applications such as Adobe Flash, and cloud computing. URL shortening services can now redirect users to malicious sites. Vizard described these ruses and others in the State of Vermont's Outlook to Security in 2010 Newsletter.