10/19/2006

First IE7 Security Flaw

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 10:47 am

Only several hours have passed since Microsoft released the final version of Internet Explorer 7 , and the security web site secunia reports on a security flaw in the new browser.

A vulnerability has been discovered in Internet Explorer, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the handling of redirection for URLs with the “mhtml:” URI handler. This can be exploited to access documents served from another web site.

This means that if you are logged into your bank account or any other website hackers could retrieve confidential information from your bank.



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