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Old 26th October, 2006, 09:27 PM
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They'er Big, they're Bad,... and they're Vulerable!

Written by Daniel
Thursday, 26 October 2006
New Browsers, New Bugs
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OCTOBER 25, 2006 | Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 2.0: Secure browsing is finally here.

Or is it?

It's been a big month for these long-awaited, next-generation browsers, with Microsoft's IE7 arriving last week and Mozilla's Firefox 2.0 yesterday, both with built-in anti-phishing features. But as soon as IE7 left the gate in Redmond there was a report of its first bug, a URL handler problem, and today a URL spoofing bug that can be used by phishers.

Microsoft had not yet commented on the second vulnerability at presstime. But this latest flaw ironically opens the door for phishing, something IE7 was built to combat. As for the first bug, Christopher Budd, with Microsoft's Security Response Center, said in the MSRC blog that the redirect vulnerability actually lies in Outlook Express, not IE7. IE7 was merely an attack vector in the reports of ....

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