Assessing the threat of web worker distributed attacks

@article{Pan2016AssessingTT,
  title={Assessing the threat of web worker distributed attacks},
  author={Yao Pan and Jules White and Yu Sun},
  journal={2016 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS)},
  year={2016},
  pages={306-314}
}
In this paper, we identify and evaluate the potential of new distributed attacks launched through web browsers using the HTML5 Web Workers API. Web worker attacks rely on the new multi-threading capabilities of Web Workers, which can allow malicious JavaScript code to run in the background of a web page without impacting foreground JavaScript performance or user experience. These background computing tasks can be used to launch application-layer DDoS attacks or offload computationally intensive… CONTINUE READING

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