Hacking User Computers Via Facebook

Bryan Alexander, Liberal Education Today, Sept 09, 2008
Commentary by Stephen Downes

It's not exactly 'hacking' but it is nonetheless a way of subverting someone's computer for nasty purposes. "In the background, the application is also downloading three large photos from a targeted site. But the user's browser never displays the images. Any application with enough users will then act like a denial of service attack flooding the chosen website with requests for data." This happens a lot more than you would think. I run my own server, and believe me, I am so-o-o tired of stuff like this (and would whomever is trying to download the file 'w' from my server once every second or so please cut it out?).
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