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Windows 7: Use'cloud browsers' for large-scale, anonymous computing


29 Nov 2012   #1

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Use'cloud browsers' for large-scale, anonymous computing

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Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Oregon have found a way to exploit cloud-based Web browsers, using them to perform large-scale computing tasks anonymously. The finding has potential ramifications for the security of "cloud browser" services.
Read more at: Researchers identify ways to exploit 'cloud browsers' for large-scale, anonymous computing

Makes me wonder just how "safe" using the cloud services are. But I must admit to a bias against anything cloud based.


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29 Nov 2012   #2

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Hi there
If we take the "US Consultant Jargon-ese" out of this it's just basically a Torrent by any other name.

Didn't SETI have something like this years ago when they needed extra compute power -- They used loads of (volunteers -- no hacks - users freely logged on) users who connected to their system and they parcelled out chunks of the application to run on the various "clients" -- i.e logged on users.

The cloud will work like bit torrent -- so the application exploiting this will just be looking for the equivalent of "Seeds and peers" and run the application that way.

Nothing really new in all this -- sounds a bit like "Back to the future" to me.

Cheers
jimbo
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29 Nov 2012   #3

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Hadn't thought of it that way...... hmmmmmm

And yes the SETI thing is still going on I think..... actually did it for a winter once a few years back.

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