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Re: On-going Internet Emergency and Domain Names

  • From: Florian Weimer
  • Date: Sat Mar 31 15:25:31 2007

* Fergie:

> While the 0-day exploit is the ANI vulnerability, there are many,
> many compromised websites (remember the embedded
> javascript iframe redirect?) that are using similar embedded .js
> redirects to malware hosted sites which fancy this exploit.
> And some of them have vast audiences, increasing the potential
> for a major "issue" -- TBD.

In today's world of ubiquitous advertising, vast audiences equal lots
of money.  That's why this is a problem which a few class-action suits
can and will fix.

The hard problem is repeated damage done by many small incidents.