So just as I start up my new security blog on WordPress with a video where I talk about some of the risks (including malware) of social media, guess what shows up?
You got it! A story about 30,000 WordPress blogs being infected to distribute none other than malware. Here’s a link to the story:
This is really nothing new, of course. Drive-by download attacks have been around in various forms for years. I wrote about the risk in my book a dozen years ago when most users assumed that the mere act of browsing a web site was safe.
Unfortunately, as long as we have browsers with bugs, some of those bugs will result in security vulnerabilities and some of those vulnerabilities will be exploited.
It does result in some pages not being rendered correctly but you can either temporarily override the block or add the site to your trusted list to get around this issue. It’s more trouble, but well worth the effort in my opinion.