Linked by Kroc Camen on Wed 7th Apr 2010 08:19 UTC
Bugs & Viruses Via Ha.ckers.org, we get news of a cross-domain flaw using Flash or Silverlight content that allows the attacker to use the victim's browser as a proxy, including access to the user's session. Erlend Oftedal, the developer, explains how the system works and demonstrates the concept with a video. The flaw stems from developers lackadaisically allowing cross-domain requests from Flash across their whole domain (which obviously includes the user-account interactions); even Flickr and YouTube were culprits at one point.
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RE: Not news, or a flaw
by Kroc on Wed 7th Apr 2010 11:10 UTC in reply to "Not news, or a flaw"
Kroc
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It’s a human flaw—but a flaw it still is. Hackers exploit all flaws, including human ones.

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