Online threats test security companies

Tug of war between hackers and software makers

Security companies have admitted they are struggling to cope with the new wave of online threats.

Recent reports claim thousands of UK specialist websites have been embedded with malicious Javascripts.

When people visit an infected site, their computer runs the Javascript, which then looks for flaws in software such as the Internet Explorer browser or Apple Quicktime video player. Once it finds these it can then download programs such as Trojans and keystroke loggers.

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