"In the investigation of the criminal act, the police examined user logs of the bulletin board and found others also suspected of linking it. In response, they raided the house of an unemployed man and that of a 47-year-old construction worker."
I think, she'll have a great future as an internet-troll or maybe a great web-dev.
I mean, this is pretty anyoing, but it's just as easy to "get out" of that loop like getting out of these infinite "you cannot go back"-loops on some ad-websites.
It is 4 lines of js. That is what the world is about. If you dont like it, dont click shit you arent familiar with.
20 years ago, when blacksheep.com was still something, there was a "dont click this" button, that, if clicked, would send a million window.opens around your screen with a skull and crossbones in it, forever, until you restarted your computer.
Reminds me of that mudkips site my friends and I used to send to everyone in high school. Played the annoying mudkip clip over and over and made infinite alerts in your browser. We all knew how to kill processes even then, though. Apparently Japanese police don't know about that though
Japanese police in the city of Kariya have questioned and charged a 13-year-old female student for distributing malicious code online after she linked to the code on an online message board. The malicious code in question? An infinite loop that popped up an alert message, immediately showing a new message each time you click OK.
Those curious to see the code can see it in action here, though it's probably unwise to visit on mobile browsers, as they don't seem particularly tolerant of this kind of prank. Every mainstream desktop browser seems to handle the malicious page without incident. Edge, for example, offers a checkbox to prevent the page from being able to show subsequent dialogs, and Chrome lets you close the tab in spite of the alert box. The code itself is extraordinarily simple; it's literally nothing more than an infinite loop and an alert box that prints a kaomoji and a short message that translates as "It's no use closing it so many times."
This reminds me of another article from a bit back about a guy who "hacked" a government website by accident to download what was supposed to be private files, by simply incrementing a query string integer in the URL.
It scares me a how seriously this was taken. This wasn't a mistake or miscommunication, they actually are going to take this person to court where he could be given 10 years of prison time.
The police claimed "There’s no question, this was not someone just playing around" while the convicted of course said what the rest of us are already thinking "I didn't do anything to try to hide myself. I didn't think any of this would be wrong if it's all public information. Since it was public, I thought it was free to just download, to save". There was no warning or sign that any of this publicly accessible information was not meant to be publicly accessed.
The fact that you can "hack" anything by complete accident, without malicious intent, because of someone else's shit software is mind boggling to me. In the the OP article it's mobile browsers being shit not bothering to deal with popups properly, and in the article I linked it's the Canadian government's website security being shit.
Ultimately I believe we need to make laws regarding hacking much more clear, or else any person using a computer is more or less at risk. I'm almost certain if someone was looking over my shoulder all the time and was identifying any "illegal hack" I accidentally did, I would be facing jail time by now, at least by the extremely low standards presented in these articles.