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Old 30th January 2010
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Default Firefox-based attack wreaks havoc on IRC users

From http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/01...otocol_attack/

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World's first inter-protocol exploit, but not the last

Underscoring a little-known web vulnerability, hackers are exploiting a weakness in the Mozilla Firefox browser to wreak havoc on Freenode and other networks that cater to users of internet relay chat.

Using a piece of javascript embedded into a web link, the hackers force users of the open-source browser to join IRC networks and flood channels with diatribes that include the same internet address. As IRC users with Firefox follow the link, their browsers are also forced to spam the channels, giving the attack a viral quality that has has caused major disruptions for almost a month.
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Hmm, so that's where all this craziness on freenode has been coming from lately. I don't approve of the use, but do admit it is an interesting technique.
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