Tag Archive | "internet-explorer"


11 December 2008 | 7,146 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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07 July 2008 | 5,169 views

Which Browser Users Are More Secure?

Some new statistics just came out regarding Browser Security, this is more in terms of which users are most likely to apply patches and be using the most secure version. I would have thought Firefox would have been pretty high since the newer series prompt automatically new patches. My only guess is a lot of [...]

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06 June 2007 | 10,146 views

Zalewski (lcamtuf) Strikes Again – More Vulnerabilites in IE and Firefox

Our Polish friend and expert security researcher, Michal Zalewski (lcamtuf), known for his endless stream of vulnerabilities in all manners of software, has struck again. This time with some pretty serious flaws in both Internet Exploder Explorer and Firefox. This time it’s 4, 2 in IE and 2 in Firefox. The first which effects fully [...]

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30 December 2006 | 12,786 views

IE & Firefox Both Effected by Fake Login Flaw

It seems the recent fake login flaw effects both Internet Exploder and Firefox. Good to keep alert and with the new update mechanism it’s very simple to update your Firefox installation. The latest versions of both Firefox and Internet Explorer are vulnerable to an unpatched flaw that allows hackers to snaffle users’ login credentials via [...]

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04 December 2006 | 6,984 views

Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) Vulnerability Hits the Streets

This was a while back, but with Microsoft’s security record it’s pretty much inevitable.. Even before release (as with Vista) flaws were found. Introduction A vulnerability has been discovered in Internet Explorer, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose potentially sensitive information. Please use the test below, to see an example of how [...]

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22 June 2006 | 14,330 views

Cross Site Scripting (XSS)

Cross Site Scripting, or know as XSS, is the most common basic web hacking technique… and harmless, as many would say… but on this matter I don’t really agree, that’s why I wrote this article. About XSS as I knew it is a very abstract definition for JavaScript injection, or at least this is what [...]

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20 June 2006 | 4,894 views

3Com’s TippingPoint Finds New IE Vulnerabilities

What? New vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer? You can hack Internet Exploder Explorer? Never! 3Com Corp’s TippingPoint division has discovered and disclosed two critical new vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer through 3Com’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI). The vulnerabilities could have allowed an attacker to gain control of a PC if the user was logged in with [...]

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16 May 2006 | 7,506 views

Browser Security Test – Check Your Browser NOW!

I know this is old, but a lot of people still don’t know about it. It can test for up to date Mozilla, Opera and Internet Explorer flaws, exploits and vulnerabilities. Browser vulnerabilities are a serious issue now. You can see which vulnerabilities they test for here and the statistics of the tests results here. [...]

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26 April 2006 | 12,242 views

MS and the new IE vulnerability – Object Tag

Can you see the irony? Just after 2 weeks that M$ released the Internet Explorer security makeover, Michal Zalewski came up with a highly critical exploit, as called by Secunia… based on a mishandling of the OBJECT tag…. Security alerts aggregator Secunia flagged the issue as “highly critical” and stressed that it can be exploited [...]

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04 April 2006 | 9,790 views

IE Address Bar Spoofing

I recently found on securityfocus mailinglist a bug in IE which can be exploited with a simple javascript code to spoof the address bar location… This allow attacker inject a malicious shockwave-flash application into Internet Explorer while it is display another URL (even trusted sites). The vulnerability has been confirmed on a fully patched system [...]

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