9/26/2006

New IE, Media Player Attacks Begin, E-Mail Lures Users

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 3:25 pm

Mass-mailed lures are designed to draw users to a page posing as a Yahoo Greeting Card, where their PCs are compromised as soon as they hit the bogus site.

E-mailed bait to exploits of the still-unpatched vulnerability in Internet Explorer have been sent, a security company said Monday, escalating the threat facing Windows users. In addition, an earlier zero-day bug in IE is now being exploited in the wild, and an unfixed flaw in Windows Media Player is behind a third attack.

Source: InformationWeek

 

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