INTERNET EXPLORER 7 BUGGED ALREADY

20. October 2006, 15:10 | by WD Milner | Full Article |

After almost two years of development and over five years since the last major upgrade to the company's browser Microsoft has released Internet Explorer 7. Within hours, a security company warned users of the new browser's first official bug.

Intelligence firm Secunia found that Internet Explorer 7 contains a flaw that can be used by identity thieves and other cyber-criminals to grab confidential information. The firm revealed that the bug is a cross-domain information-disclosure vulnerability, permitting a malicious Web site to hijack data entered on a separate site at which a user is logged on.

Despite Microsoft's repeatedly enthusiastic claims for Internet Explorer 7 as more secure than its predecessors, Secunia first warned of this vulnerability last April in Internet Explorer 6.

Current versions of Firefox are not vulnerable to this bug, or an attack based on it.

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Keywords: Microsoft,IE7,Internet Explorer,bug,vulnerability

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