Any computer, anywhere?

Phil Bedard bedard.phil at gmail.com
Sun Dec 8 14:50:03 UTC 2013


Have you ever heard of Java and Flash? There is a reason why browsers
explicitly disable Java, heck OSX removed it from the OS completely.
Flash will run sandboxed in newer browsers but Java afaik cannot.
Almost all malware is delivered using them, one research company I read
about has lists of non-public Java exploits they sell to governments...

Phil From: Warren Bailey
Sent: 12/8/2013 3:26
To: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Any computer, anywhere?
http://m.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/2013/12/06/352ba174-5397-11e3-9e2c-e1d01116fd98_story.html

Noticed this tonight.. Not saying the WP is always on target, but what
software could be installed via a browser on any computer to gather
all of that data? And how would it be done without the OS speaking up
about it? Far fetched.. Or do the Firefox / chrome guys have some
'splainin to do?


Sent from my Mobile Device.



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