1. I create a well crafted post to a normal site that gets 10.000 upvotes.

  2. I change the URL to a malicious site.

  3. ???

  4. Profit

  • SalamanderA
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    49 months ago

    It makes it a little bit easier to do, but it is not difficult to replicate this effect without changing the URL in the title - using a redirected URL and changing the redirect address, for example.

    I think that this small increase in the way this kind of attack can be delivered is more than counter-balanced by the convenience of having editable titles.

      • SalamanderA
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        9 months ago

        You don’t need to use a known redirect link. If the plan begins with a post that obtains 10,000 likes, I am sure the attacker can spend a small amount of effort and register a domain.

        • @deweydecibel@lemmy.world
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          19 months ago

          Surely you don’t think that’s equivalent to a simple 5 second copy paste of a new URL into the textbox, right?

          And it’s not just about attack vectors, it’s also about stealth ads and misinformation

          • Cinner
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            39 months ago

            I’m not sure what you’re getting at but he’s right, it’s incredibly simple to setup a new redirect site.