Drive By Malware: What do my customers' websites look like to their customers?
Over the past year and half in our operations, we are finding that there are more and more infections going around, and perhaps not surprisingly, customers don't understand the true impacts of an infection.
As depicted below, your customers may be presenting an excellent, professional and polished image.
However, as their customers are 'browsing' the scary stuff is happening behind yours and their backs!
The virus attacks their desktop, depositing its nastiness and spreading from there.
This happens for all of the visitors to their site. Sometimes, they will have anti-virus software that detects the malware (which is good for them, bad for you now that they know this about you).
Sometimes, the malware is so new, or they don't have AV software running - the virus slips through and gets installed. And that folks, is how drive-by malware works.
Simple browsing enables the spread of the infection - regardless of how pretty, fast or unique your site is.
This is why - even when we've cleaned up a site - we already recommend 'regular protection' - in this case regular malware scanning and detection.
The insertion points are wide and varied (could be your code, your server, your ad network or even your own PC).
Simply put, you don't want to risk your whole business without the insurance and protection of a malware detection system for your customers.
You're going to want a partnership in place soon, as we are seeing several hosters and niche players going co-brand or private label for this solution to add to their service options.