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Don't be fodder for China's 'Great Cannon'


Krebs on Security - (International) Researchers from the University of Toronto, the International Computer Science Institute, and the University of California, Berkeley, released findings that a percentage of unencrypted Web traffic destined for the Chinese search service Baidu was actively manipulated by censors via malicious JavaScript (JS) files to cause users' browsers to participate in denial-of-service (DoS) attacks. The capability was dubbed "The Great Cannon" and could serve malicious code that exploits other browser vulnerabilities.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:24:02