View Full Version : Another reason I'm glad I use an Ad-blocker

10-31-2015, 09:07 AM
Not trying to start something trust me but, I came across this on another forum. Scares me, should scare you too.
Watch the whole thing, it's about 48 minutes. And that's the simple stuff...

10-31-2015, 02:38 PM
48 minutes! Like I said before Craig, we have to find you a daytime job or something else to do with your time. :P

10-31-2015, 09:37 PM
My vacation's almost over. It wont be long now...

But seriously, watch it.
And if you have an hour to kill I have a video about sugar.

11-01-2015, 11:10 AM
I can't decipher a lot of what's happening there except to glean that it's seemingly very easy to do things using normal web functionality.

The metrics thing at the beginning was interesting and very easy. It would take little more than a few lines to get machine information and your location in a flash. That could easily be stored and sold to others. That in and of itself doesn't tell me much about you as a person but it is one small part of your presence on the web.

11-01-2015, 11:25 AM
I'm a little more worried about the five or so lines of code that can turn your browser into a DDos bot.
And here I thought you needed some sophisticated hacker-type stuff going on. All you need is a graphics advert and a little javascript.