Sunday, May 29, 2011

Technology News: Exploits & Vulnerabilities: Internet Explorer Flaw Lets Hackers Into the Cookie Jar

By Richard Adhikari

Security researcher Rosario Valotta has apparently discovered a vulnerability in Microsoft's Internet Explorer that could be used to install malware and forge clicks. The so-called cookiejacking attack involves figuring out the victim's Windows username, knowing which version of Windows the victim is running and tricking the user into selecting the entire content of the stolen cookie.

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