Tagged: code

I’m harvesting credit card numbers and passwords from your site. Here’s how.

Maybe it’s been in your site this whole time :).(Fun fact, when I go through all the passwords and credit card numbers I’ve collected and bundle them up to be sold on the dark web, I have to do a search for my credit card numbers and usernames in case I’ve captured myself. Did somebody tell you that this would prevent malicious code from sending data off to some dastardly domain? I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the following four lines of code will glide right through even the strictest content security policy. I’ll send you a thank you card with a photo of the stuff I bought with your money. Source: https://hackernoon.com/im-harvesting-credit-card-numbers-and-passwords-from-your-site-here-s-how-9a8cb347c5b5

Academic researchers fire latest shots in adblocking arms race

Adblocking has set off a software-based arms race, with publishers finding software solutions that keep ads appearing or entreat people using adblocking software to white-list them. In many cases, adblocking software was detected, but there was no visible response; the software simply logged the presence of the adblocker, often through Google analytics. The second is just random variability; each page was loaded six times, three of them with and without adblocking. Source: https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/01/academic-researchers-fire-latest-shots-in-ad-blocking-arms-race/