Tag Archive | "internet explorer security"


01 May 2014 | 760 views

Microsoft Confirms Internet Explorer 0-Day

So during the past weekend, Microsoft confirmed an Internet Explorer 0-day that is actually being used in targeted online attacks. Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution It will be interesting to see if they push an out of band patch for this one or just wait for the next Patch Tuesday. It’s [...]

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19 February 2014 | 1,248 views

2 Different Hacker Groups Exploit The Same IE 0-Day

It hasn’t been too long since the last serious Internet Explorer 0-day, back in November it was used in drive-by attacks – Another IE 0-Day Hole Found & Used By In-Memory Drive By Attacks. And earlier last year there was an emergency patch issued – Microsoft Rushes Out ‘Fix It’ For Internet Explorer 0-day Exploit. [...]

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12 November 2013 | 1,529 views

Another IE 0-Day Hole Found & Used By In-Memory Drive By Attacks

So another IE 0-Day has been uncovered, and is in use in the wild for drive-by attacks on unwitting web users. I have to say, technically speaking, this attack is rather impressive – in terms of the exploit, the delivery method and the way that it runs. It retrieves the PE headers from a DLL [...]

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08 September 2010 | 6,658 views

Microsoft Investigates IE CSS Cross-Origin Theft Vulnerability

There’s a lot of circumstantial evidence surround this as Microsoft themselves haven’t clarified or publicly announced anything related to the CSS Cross-Origin Theft bug – but it seems fairly clear. Some media sources are quoting it as a ‘new bug‘ – which it isn’t, according to other sources it has been known about for at [...]

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21 July 2010 | 8,975 views

Clever Attack Allows Theft Of Names & Addresses From IE & Safari

There has been some very clever attacks lately, especially involving browsers and the kind of data they can leak when probed the right way. The biggest press recently was generated by the history leak that occurs in most browsers. Another clever attack that got some coverage lately was tabnapping and the latest is another fascinating [...]

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09 June 2010 | 9,683 views

Microsoft Patches At Least 34 Bugs Including Pwn2Own Vulnerability

What a massive mother-load of patches Microsoft has unleashed on this month patching more than 34 security vulnerabilities including the fairly high profile vulnerability exploited at the Pwn2Own contest earlier this year in April. Good news as long as all the average Internet users actually use Windows Update and install the latest patches, which somehow [...]

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21 January 2010 | 7,937 views

Microsoft Releases Out-Of-Band Patch For IE 0-Day Vulnerability

Ah Microsoft is treating this one seriously after France and Germany advised users to avoid IE. The current strain being exploited only targets IE6 users, but one security company has developed an exploit for IE8 which also bypasses DEP (Data Execution Prevention). It was rumoured this was the exploit used last week to compromise Google [...]

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15 December 2008 | 7,899 views

IE7 Exploit Also Affects IE5, IE6 and IE8! More Users In Trouble

I’m sure you’ve heard about the Microsoft IE7 Exploit that allows Remote Code Execution on XP & Vista, it turns out it’s actually much worse than first expected. The exploit also affects IE5.01, IE6 and IE8 on all OS versions! That’s a pretty worrying turn of events for MS especially as they are seemingly leaving [...]

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11 December 2008 | 7,144 views

Microsoft IE7 Exploit Allows Remote Code Execution on XP & Vista

It seems a new, fairly serious flaw has been discovered in Internet Explorer 7 – and as accounts go it’s been around for a couple of months in the underground. The worrying part is, patch Tuesday was yesterday and after testing it’s been discovered that this flaw WAS NOT patched in the updates. ISC reports [...]

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