Wednesday, June 08, 2005

RSS Security Issues

RSS Security Issues: "RSS Security Issues
posted by Rok Hrastnik in RSS Conversations
It's quite evident that RSS enclosures are a security threat, especially if RSS aggregator developers don't start automatically (by default) blocking certain types of content item 'attachements'. If they don't, RSS could easily be used to 'infest' trusting people with harmful executable files.
Furthermore, in an IT Manager's Journal article, Richard Stiennon, vice president of threat research at anti-spyware company Webroot, warns against the possibility of profit seekers going further and finding new and new ways of exploiting RSS. Malicious code in full-text content items is the first that comes to mind."

Another thing to worry about. Oh well, I guess there will be a bunch of updates to all the Virus and Spamware checking programs that will say "Will check and eradicate harmfull RSS Feeds!"

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