Vulnerability in HTML 5 dumps unnecessary information to hard drive

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b2ap3_thumbnail_iStock_000006985027XSmall.jpgVulnerability in HTML 5 allows to fill user’s hard drive with unnecessary data, at the same time user will not even notice it.
This vulnerability is used, in particular, by FillDisk.com, as informs The Verge. The website was created by web-developer Feross Aboukhadijeh with purpose of drawing attention of Internet browsers' developers to this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is in the HTML Web Storage standard that allows writing to local cache fragments of data 5-10 MB in size. The standard limits the maximum size of domain recording, however this quota can be overridden by using sub domains that are recognized as different data “sources” and therefore fill the user’s hard drive completely.

This vulnerability is practically in all modern browsers: Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari и Opera. According to internet forums Firefox is protected against it.

Last modified on Friday, 22 May 2015 12:32
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