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windows internet explorer vilnerbilityIf you are a windows user and still using Internet Explorer to surf the web, then you may be one of the 900 millions who needs to pay attension to the latest vulnerability that may affects you.

Details here:

Microsoft’s team is investigating new reports in all versions of Windows. The attack may allow the attacker to cause a victim to run various malicious scripts while surfing various websites which can disclose the victim’s import information. This is same as XSS (Server-Side Cross-Site Scripting) Vulnerabilities. At the moment, Microsoft has not seen any indication of exploitation of this vulnerability and is aware of published information and proof of concept code that can attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

Under certain conditions it is possible for this attack to allow the attacker to inject client-side code/script when the web request to run in the context of your IE Browser. The script can disclose important information, can spoof content, and/or take any particular action that victim could take site(affected website) on the behalf of targeted user.

This attact may affects to any verion of windows operating system including Windows XP SP3 upto Windows 7. Microsoft has published a one-click “Fix it” workaround for the bug that involved locking down MHTML. This will prevent the launch of script in all zones within an MHTML document. Any application that uses MHTML will be affected by this workaround.

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  1. windows-7-slow-boot says:

    Hey :) Is it okay that I kinda off topic? I am trying to read your post on my new Mac but it doesn’t show properly,

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  2. Hideyuki says:

    0I know it looks mltosy real, but I was just making an image to go along with the story for illustrative purposes. Nowhere does it say “THIS IS THE PHONE.”

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