Black Hat: The Million Browser Botnet
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LAS VEGAS—Every day millions of ads are displayed to tens of millions of users across the Web. According to a pair of WhiteHat Security researchers speaking at the Black Hat security conference here, those ads could be the gateway to enslaving your browser into a botnet army.
Perhaps even more disturbing is the fact that WhiteHat's browser botnet attack isn't technically about disclosing a vulnerability. Rather, it's about abusing functionality that is part of the way the Internet works today.