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Researchers Identify Ways to Exploit "Cloud Browsers" for Large-scale, Anonymous Computing

November 28, 2012

News thumbnail 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. Full Story

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