Tuesday, August 8th, 2006
Apparently, not all is well in the world of Ajax (who knew?) according to this news story on the USA Today website. In it, they talk about the malicious nature of some Ajax function they’re seeing, and how it’s on the rise.
Recent high-profile attacks include June’s Yamanner computer worm, designed to harvest e-mail addresses from Yahoo mail users and send them to spammers in Europe; and Spaceflash, which installed adware (advertisements and tracking programs implanted surreptitiously) on the hard drives of more than a million MySpace users.
And, of course, an “evil Ajax” article wouldn’t be complete without a mention of everyone’s favorite worm, Samy. They talk about the potential hazards of going to other sites, like MySpace, where they allow any and all users access to change the page’s infromation. And, as they say, this is only the beginning – as Ajax spreads more and more, issues will keep coming up more and more frequently.
Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:33 am