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October 1, 2015

Ad Networks Possibly used to launch massive DDoS Attacks

CloudFlare recently revealed that they were hit with a massive DDoS attack. A large number of HTTP requests originated from one of their customers. The extent of requests received indicates the possibility of Mobile Ad Networks being used for this nefarious purpose, CloudFlare reports.

In a case study that originated from an attack they faced, CloudFlare reveals that a new trend in the field of DDoS could be afoot. The usage of Mobile Ad Networks to cause massive DDoS attacks has been postulated by CloudFlare.

On analysing the request and the attack package, they could conclude that the request contained legitimate headers which were made by a real browser. The Origin [...]

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August 4, 2015

Popcorn Time is Vulnerable to Significant Hack Attacks

Popular file sharing and streaming service Popcorn Time contains critical vulnerabilities leaving it open to XSS attacks, files being read locally and remote code execution attacks, according to a security researcher.

The security researcher has discovered significant vulnerabilities within the popular file streaming service Popcorn Time, potentially allowing attackers to gain complete access and control of a computer connected to the service. The researcher made a comprehensive account of his findings in a blog post.

Popcorn Time has always been a target among anti-privacy companies and the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) and now finds itself under threat [...]

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