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Cloud Browsers

Cloud Browsers for Hackers

Cloud browsers – for example, Opera Mini, Amazon Silk Could or Puffin Browser – can give hackers free computing resources.

This conclusion was made by U.S. researchers, who showed to anonymously use the processing power of cloud browsers.

Cloud browsers provide user interface, and a significant part of computational problems related to the processing of the web page, they are transmitted to the remote execution server. Therefore, this type of browsers most relevant for mobile devices, which have a smaller than desktop computers computing resources. With the increasing use of smartphones and tablets cloud browsers are becoming more popular and increasingly attracted the attention of cybercriminals and security experts.

Using the model of distributed computing Google MapReduce, an American research team led by William Enck was able to successfully execute a number of standard features in cloud computing infrastructures multiple browsers. In fact, the researchers have shown the possibility of free use cloud browsers to meet foreign challenges. (more…)