Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.
It is a small text file stored on the computer when visiting web pages. Though it does not pose a risk by itself, malicious use by other software could threaten affected users' privacy.
, across the Internet.
|First detected on:||March 6, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||March 6, 2006|
Spyfalcon is a cookie.
Cookies are small text files stored in the browser on the user's computer, when visiting web pages.
Cookies store information that can be used for several purposes: to personalize web browsing, to gather demographic information about how many users visit a page, to monitor which banners are displayed to the user, etc.
These uses are not, in theory at least, malicious.
Spyfalcon uses the following propagation or distribution methods:
- Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
- Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.