Discord has been a breeding ground for cybercriminals, with thousands of malware operations exploiting its CDN URLs to distribute and install malicious payloads on compromised systems.

Discord Will Switch to Temporary File Links to Block Malware Delivery

Discord, a popular communication platform, plans to switch to temporary file links by the end of the year to prevent attackers from using its content delivery network (CDN) for hosting malware. This move aims to create a safer experience for users and reduce the distribution of malware through Discord. After the change, all links to files uploaded to Discord servers will expire after 24 hours. The new links will have expiration timestamps and unique signatures to prevent permanent file hosting. This is a significant step in combating malware on Discord, as the platform has been frequently exploited by cybercriminals for malicious activities.

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