[Nottingham] Web attack knows where you live...

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Mon Aug 16 16:54:26 UTC 2010

What are people's thoughts on this:

Web attack knows where you live

One visit to a booby-trapped website could direct attackers to a
person's home, a security expert has shown.

The attack uses data gathered by Google's Street View cars

A second interesting point in that story is the severe penalty meted out
for exploiting a weakeness in Facebook...

I think this sort of thing is going to get very more interesting as IPv6
becomes more widely used. And also for other aspects that can exploit
location information for 'Marketing purposes' and others...

No worry or just inevitable regardless?

Other's thoughts?


Martin Lomas
martin at ml1.co.uk

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