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What is carpet bombing?

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by -Mercury-, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. -Mercury-

    -Mercury- Byte Poster

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    I'm trying to understand exactly what is carpet bombing? In terms of web browser security and how is it different from say a drive-by download?

    Edit: As I understand it at the moment, a vulnerability is exploited in the browser to download a file and try and trick the user into double clicking on the executable file??
     
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  2. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    In Military terms:- The phrase carpet bombing refers to the use of large numbers of unguided gravity bombs, often with a high proportion of incendiary bombs, to attempt the complete destruction of a target region, either to destroy personnel and materiel, or as a means of demoralizing the enemy.

    In pooter terms - It's effectively a flaw which allows multiple files to be downloaded to a user's PC. You could say in a bombardment. :p

    Nuff said. :)

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  3. -Mercury-

    -Mercury- Byte Poster

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    Cool, nice one. :D
     
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