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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

IE users stand vulnerable again : Warning from MICROSOFT

1. This one is a real eye (....or more simply account) opener of so many IE Web browser users across the globe and this one comes straight from the horses mouth....ie MICROSOFT which has warned that the approx 900 million users of its Internet Explorer Web browser are at risk of having their computers commandeered and their personal information stolen by hackers.Microsoft has issued a 'critical' security alert over a newly-disclosed flaw that impacts all versions of the company's Windows operating system, including Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 (R2).

2. The trouble is meant primarily for users of IE only since no other major web browser available supports MHTML files.Microsoft also adds that the bug is inside Windows, (else who is going to use IE??????).Till date/hr as of now no hackers have been reported to exploit the vulnerability. 

3. An attacker could construct an HTML link designed to trigger a malicious script and somehow convince the targeted user to click it. When the user clicks that link, the malicious script would run on the user's computer for the rest of the current Internet Explorer session.Such a script might collect user information (e.g. email), spoof content displayed in the browser, or otherwise interfere with the user's experience.

4. For the otherwise already loosing users at a quick pace,this release would pacen up the loosing percentage of IE users across.

5.   Thanks http://www.smh.com.au

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