How to steal cloud computing capacity
Pssst. Know anybody who wants some cloud computing real cheap, as in free? All you have to do is misuse cloud providers' browsers and you can live like a parasite off their power, reports Thomas Claburn at InformationWeek.
Cloud browsers are much like poorly secured email servers, according to the researchers. "By rendering web pages in the cloud, the providers of cloud browsers can become open computation centers, much in the same way that poorly configured mail servers become open relays," they wrote in their paper.
- see Thomas Claburn's article at InformationWeek