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IE has flaw of doom

Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by ovi, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. ovi

    ovi Guest

    A UK group of hackers has published a zero-day exploit which puts means IE users only have to visit a site to be attacked.
    Computer Terrorism's exploit allows a remote hacker to take complete control of a Windows system.

    To prove Computer Terrorism's system worked, it posted a proof-of-concept exploit, available here, which launches the Windows Calculator.

    The flaw is based on a Javascript Window() vulnerability which Microsoft has known about for several months. However Vole has been mistakenly treating it as a low-priority denial-of-service flaw, a spokesComputer Terrorist said.

    The exploit works on fully patched Windows XP systems with default IE installations and could be good-night Vienna to anyone using the Microsoft browser.

    Full article: theinquirer.net/?article=27850
  2. maro25

    maro25 Guest

    IE is full of exploits! Each month there is a new exploit out! That's why people are migrating to FireFox!
  3. ovi

    ovi Guest


    I don't like IE, but due to my work, I have to use it.

  4. maro25

    maro25 Guest

    Well me too ovi, still more than 50% of users use IE so we always have to make sure that designs are working fine with IE first :)

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