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IN THE NEWS: That funny cat video could be coded with malicious software

by Jessica Lewis — Monday, Aug 18, 2014


A new report from Morgan Marquis-Boire of the Munk School of Global AffairsCitizen Lab says that "network injection appliances" sold by commercial surveillance vendors are exploiting common services such as YouTube to install malicious software. 

"I'll target YouTube rather than Bob's Burgers," Marquis-Boire told the Washington Post, explaining the hacker mindset, "because the target is not visiting Bob's Burgers three times a day, but everybody in the world is visiting YouTube three times a day."

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