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Phorm Increases Possibilities of Denial-of-Service Attack

As per the news published on April 17, 2008 by ZDnet, a security expert from the University of Cambridge, Dr. Richard Clayton, said that the system of Phorm has mediating Web-page request between the Internet user and the Internet Service Provider (ISP). The user is redirected by this request to the Phorm Webwise server to attach an anonymous cookie to provide a targeted advertisement to the user by Phorm.

The request is bounced about three times to the ISP machine during the attachment process of cookie to the browser session. This bounce-back leads to exaggeration of Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack and this can also create discrepancies in the security measures of the browser, Clayton added.

According to browser heuristics, Phorm can be termed as a dodgy site as it starts ...

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