Could be used for good, or Evil…

I ran across an open source product today which is designed for web application testing and I wanted to make sure I didn’t forget about it; Selenium.  It allows a person to develop scripts to automate their browser.  Very interesting concept because, like I said, it would be great for testing web applications after software version updates, but it would also be a great tool for various other things such as:

  • Hitting your YouTube video many times a day to increase your hits
  • Contributing to a DDOS attack
  • Possibly even retrieving data from a web site on a daily basis