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October 19, 2011

theamericanbear says: on the tumblr likespam post - what does this background stuff mean? What is the "rogue" flash code?

» SFB says: Essentially, the site we used as an example has a Flash embed code (like YouTube might), but instead of linking directly to the Flash (the SWF file), because that would be really sketchy, it links to a link that then to the sketchy site. Paulo Ordoveza, the guy who tipped us off to that, noted that he’s also seen iframe-based exploits, and the Flash one was new to him. Let’s hope Tumblr is reading. — Ernie @ SFB

12:28 // 2 years ago