A recently discovered drive-by attack technique called drive-by cache evades signature-based antivirus and loads...
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malware directly into the browser cache. How can I protect my enterprise systems from this threat?
You could potentially protect your enterprise from this very specific attack by disabling the browser cache, but this could have a negative performance impact on Web servers or users' browsing experience. However, this might be a reasonable trade-off until malware definitions for this attack are released or other protections are available and enabled in your Web browsers. Since this attack requires writing something to disk, it could be detected by client-side antimalware software. But, since the malware isn’t being detected, like much of the other malware out there, other protections need to be in place, which has been covered in previous questions.
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