Warning: After reading the following story from ZDNet, you may never be able to watch funny flash videos on the web without worrying:
"Cybercrooks who rig Web sites to break into PCs are getting better at
hiding their malicious code, a security expert said Wednesday.
hidden in Flash animations or scrambled so that anyone who examines the
source of a page can't easily identify it, said Jose Nazario, a senior
software engineer at Arbor Networks, in a presentation at the
CanSecWest security confab here."
It's really amazing to see just how clever some of these attacks are
getting, and also a bit unnerving. Perhaps even worse is the fact that
these are only the 'known' hacks and attacks. That means that somebody
ran into them and then figured out what was going on. Imagine the
various nasty things out there that haven't been found and figured out
yet, or are just now being cooked up in.