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New Explorer hole could be devastating

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by SimonV, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    [​IMG]<font size="3">New Explorer hole could be devastating </font>

    A security hole in Microsoft Corp.’s Internet Explorer could prove devastating. Following the exposure of a vulnerability in Windows XP earlier this week, “http-equiv” of Malware has revealed that Explorer 6 users (and possibly users of earlier versions) could be fooled into downloading what look like safe files but are in fact whatever the author wishes them to be -- including executables. A demonstration of the hole is currently on security company Secunia’s website and demonstrates that if you click on a link, and select “Open” it purports to be downloading a pdf file whereas in fact it is an HTML executable file.

    Full Story: infoworld.com
    Secunia Online Test: secunia.com
     
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  2. Phil
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    Thanks for the heads up Si, looks like we have a problem :evil:
     
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