Word Inventor Mark Cuban on Splogbombs

Mark Cuban is pissed. So pissed, in fact, that he’s inventing another word: Splogbomb. His latest rant includes:

“The blogosphere was hit by a blogspot.com splogbomb. Someone did the inevitable and wrote a script that created blog after blog and post after post. Im not talking 100 blogs with a 100 posts each. Im talking what could easily turn into 10s of THOUSANDS of blogs pinging out millions of posts !”

Inevitable is right. There are so many vulnerabilities in Media 2.0 applications that our heads are spinning trying to decide the best 10 to exploit.

The problem? People are not designing systems with the black hat / spammer in mind. It’s like setting a democracy and saying “vote as often as you like.” WTF do you think is going to happen?

On days like today, I realize I should be charging $20k per day consulting for recently funded Media 2.0 companies. The current incarnations of some of the most popular (and well funded) new services are doomed to failure because of a lack of forethought about how people like us will game their systems. Their only hope is to be bought out by GAMEY (Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Ebay, Yahoo) before their exploits become overly abused.

We in the BlackHat community often throttle how abusive we are on certain exploits. Part of the min/max game is knowing how hard you can ride an exploit before you break the underlying application.


Just think, all this hoopla while technorati is claiming that only 2-8% of all weblogs are fake or spam.

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2 Responses to “Word Inventor Mark Cuban on Splogbombs”

  1. AltherrWeb says:

    I love the blogmaverick, but I think it’s time that he stops worrying about blogs and get his team past the first round of the playoffs.

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