HTML 5 new target for cybercriminals

Jane Wakefield, writing for the BBC.

An increasingly popular web language will be the next big target for cybercriminals, according to a security firm. HTML 5 is being developed to improve the look of websites, remove the need for plug-ins such as Java and Flash, and bring the storage capacity of the cloud to the browser.

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This is potentially going to be quite painful,” said James Lyne, director of technology strategy at the security firm (Sophos). The fact that HTML 5 allows more data to be stored in the browser means firms and cybercriminals could create super-cookies to track people’s web behaviour.

You mean like Facebook?


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