JavaScript botnet code escapes ShmooCon, leaks to Web

Tuesday, 3 April 2007, 1:00 AM EST

Software that could be used to turn a Web browser into an unwitting hacker's tool has been posted to the Internet, after it was downloaded by a quick-thinking attendee at last month's Shmoocon hacker conference.

The software, called Jitko, was written by Billy Hoffman, lead researcher at Spy Dynamics Inc. Hoffman demonstrated the code on March 24 as part of a presentation on the dangers of JavaScript malware.

At Computerworld.

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