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