New SnailLoad Attack Exploits Network Latency to Spy on Users’ Web Activities

A group of security researchers from the Graz University of Technology have demonstrated a new side-channel attack known as SnailLoad that could be used to remotely infer a user’s web activity.
« SnailLoad exploits a bottleneck present on all Internet connections, » the researchers said in a study released this week.
« This bottleneck influences the latency of network packets, allowing an attacker