One of the reasons I like reading security research papers is those Aha! moments they bring. Here is my recent favorite: a team of university researchers has published their work named “Abusing Cloud-Based Browsers for Fun and Proﬁt”. It surely is worth attention. I mean, how often do you see “for fun” in academic papers?? Let’s take a look at the technical content.
This attack is classified as a form of parasitic computing – exploiting of someone else’s processing resources. Software companies building their cloud services should design them with security in mind and be ready for “pest control” in their infrastructure. Of course no architecture is perfect, especially as we see more researchers getting progressively interested in all about the cloud. Expect more to come.
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