Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Jun 2011 18:49 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Oh boy, what do we make of this? We haven't paid that much attention to the whole thing as of yet, but with a recent public statement on why they do what they do, I think it's about time to address this thing. Yes, Lulz Security, the hacking group (or whatever they are) that's been causing quite a bit of amok on the web lately.
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by Alfman on Sat 18th Jun 2011 20:31 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
Alfman
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2011-01-28

Thom Holwerda,

Another point to make is that by allowing third parties to execute code on your web pages, you've implicitly given them access to our credentials as well.


For example, your pages are running scripts from google adsense, google analytics and quantcast. Any one of these could target osnews users if they wanted to and capture credentials without even touching anything on the site.

I'm often a little surprised how little this bothers people.

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