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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

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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.
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http://www.theverge.com/2013/3/1/404...our-hard-drive


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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