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  1. #31


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    BAM BAM!

    Good finding!
    This one is serious.
    Thanks, labeeman!

    Agree. It is a good find and is serious. It raised a red flag in me.

    Ok, so what's the solution? Does the default "Do Not Track" internet safety option prevent this? If not, what will?

    I found these:
    Internet Explorer 10 Test Drive

    Do Not Track Test Page

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  2. #32


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    BAM BAM!

    Good finding!
    This one is serious.
    Thanks, labeeman!

    Agree. It is a good find and is serious. It raised a red flag in me.

    Ok, so what's the solution? Does the default "Do Not Track" internet safety option prevent this? If not, what will?

    I found these:
    Internet Explorer 10 Test Drive

    Do Not Track Test Page
    It seems that Firefox is the fix at this time until the other browsers get fixed.
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  3. #33


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
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    Let's be fair here. he mentions Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer, no specific versions, so it must be an inherent fault.
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  4. #34


    He does mention IE 10 in the story.
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  5. #35


    Aboukhadijeh created a proof-of-concept website that uses this trick to fill visitors' hard disk drives with junk data. The site was tested with Chrome 25, Safari 6, Opera 12 and IE 10, and was capable of writing 1GB of data every 16 seconds on a Macbook Pro equipped with a solid state drive (SSD), the researcher said. - See more at: HTML5 Web Storage loophole can be abused to fill hard disks with junk data - Computerworld
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  6. #36


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 691
    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    Ah missed that. Thanks but at least it's an 'equal opportunity' vulnerability - effecting Chrome and Safari too. I'm sure it'll be patched.
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  7. #37


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Aboukhadijeh created a proof-of-concept website that uses this trick to fill visitors' hard disk drives with junk data. The site was tested with Chrome 25, Safari 6, Opera 12 and IE 10, and was capable of writing 1GB of data every 16 seconds on a Macbook Pro equipped with a solid state drive (SSD), the researcher said. - See more at: HTML5 Web Storage loophole can be abused to fill hard disks with junk data - Computerworld
    That doesn't make IE10 bad because this is a general loophole in more than one browser (and HTML 5 constantly gets additions). They will all fix it soon I'm sure.

    Chrome (32bit) crashed without filling the hard disk (lucky Chrome users)... filling the hard disk with junk is still a task to do: a solid browser will complete the task.

    "For 32-bit browsers, like Chrome, the entire browser may crash before the disk is filled," Aboukhadijeh said. The attack does not work in Firefox because "Firefox's implementation of localStorage is smarter," he said. - See more at: HTML5 Web Storage loophole can be abused to fill hard disks with junk data - Computerworld
    EDIT: but is seems I'm toasted with the 64bit browsers for the moment.
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  8. #38


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    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Aboukhadijeh created a proof-of-concept website that uses this trick to fill visitors' hard disk drives with junk data. The site was tested with Chrome 25, Safari 6, Opera 12 and IE 10, and was capable of writing 1GB of data every 16 seconds on a Macbook Pro equipped with a solid state drive (SSD), the researcher said. - See more at: HTML5 Web Storage loophole can be abused to fill hard disks with junk data - Computerworld
    The actual blogpost says
    "localStorage is awesome because it’s supported in all modern browsers (Chrome, Firefox 3.5+, Safari 4+, IE 8+, etc.)"
    And since localStorage is the feature at fault, I'd hazard a guess that IE8 and IE9 are also affected, but it's just that they weren't tested as part of writing the blogpost. (It may even be that some old Firefox versions are affected.)
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  9. #39


    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
    Ah missed that. Thanks but at least it's an 'equal opportunity' vulnerability - effecting Chrome and Safari too. I'm sure it'll be patched.
    Lol! Equal opportunity for all crooks!

    Looks like labeeman is right. I'm downloading Firefox for now, although I like IE10. I'll wait for the patch. Hopefully it'll come soon. Geez...what a pain in the buttocks!
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  10. #40


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
    Ah missed that. Thanks but at least it's an 'equal opportunity' vulnerability - effecting Chrome and Safari too. I'm sure it'll be patched.
    Lol! Equal opportunity for all crooks!

    Looks like labeeman is right. I'm downloading FoxFire for now, although I like IE10. I'll wait for the patch. Hopefully it'll come soon. Geez...what a pain in the buttocks!
    Good for Firefox!

    I have it installed but I'm mostly on Chromium.
    The chances you get affected by this issue are still low, IMO.

    (Shhhh... I'll manually empty my disk of the junk files, if it gets affected. That shouldn't be hard to do.)
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