Discord to Fight Malware with New Temporary File Link System
Discord, the popular chat and messaging app, is switching to temporary file links in an effort to block malware delivery. This change will make it more difficult for attackers to use Discord’s content delivery network (CDN) to host and distribute malware.
Under the current system, Discord stores uploaded files on its CDN indefinitely. This means that attackers can upload malware to Discord and then share the links to those files with other users. Once a user clicks on a link to a malicious file, it can be downloaded and installed on their computer without their knowledge or consent.
With the new temporary file link system, Discord will only store uploaded files on its CDN for a limited period of time, typically 24 hours. After that time, the links to those files will expire and the files will be deleted. This will make it much more difficult for attackers to use Discord to distribute malware.