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Old 03-01-2013, 03:08 AM
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HTML5 browser exploit fills up your hard drive

Just read it on a German site, but luckily there are some English articles as well

HTML5 browser exploit could let pranksters fill up your hard drive

Did you know a webpage could fill your hard drive with junk data, unbeknownst to you? It's true: FillDisk.com can do just that, and until web browsers fix the problem, more malicious websites might be able to do it too. Web developer Feross Aboukhadijeh set up FillDisk as a proof of concept to demonstrate a nasty exploit in HTML5: with a simple trick, the Web Storage standard allows any website to place large amounts of data on your drive. It's not technically a hack and won't allow attackers to access your computer, but running out of space still has the potential to be annoying.

Firefox seems to be not affected by this, but Chrome, IE, Safari and Opera are.

So, watch out
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Thank for your alert post. Someone do it for fun right?
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