Blog Attacks – The Next Generation ™
according to some of my friends on the funsec mailing list, “this” has happened before.
the myspace worm… xanga a couple of weeks ago (see matthew murphy’s post on the subject) and now this…
thousands of blogs around the net started with massive chain linking. they quote “best blonde joke i have ever seen”, among other variations. this is a pretty good self-iq-test, but also a hint of things to come.
so far more than 7000 blogs link to each other, and the sails didn’t even catch wind yet.
as we know in the world of security, once something happens, it will soon be repeated. i fear that we have just now started seeing the emerging trend of malicious uses of blogs. soon i fear many blogs, and the users reading them, will face spyware, bots and much worse by similar methods.. and as we have seen social engineering works here as well (what a shocker), i am not quite sure where the end will be.