Monthly Archives: March 2007

Tool turns unsuspecting surfers into hacking help [CNET]

Jikto, a new tool created by a Web security researcher, uses JavaScript to turn unsuspecting PCs into bug hunters, CNET reports
. Bottom line: While vulnerability scanners aren’t new, Jikto runs in a Web browser –thus no installation needed like with other trojans– and distributes the bug-hunting task across multiple PCs. Still, some security watchers say traditional vulnerability-scanning tools probably are more efficient.