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Exploiting Facebook Notes to launch DDoS


Threatpost - (International) A security researcher discovered and reported a method that can be used to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks through the Facebook Notes feature by using random GET parameters for HTML tags. Facebook stated that they acknowledged the issue but would not change the method the tags are handled because it would degrade user functionality.


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Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:20:03