Vulnerability in Internet Explorer that allows for spoofed URL's!

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Vulnerability in Internet Explorer that allows for spoofed URL's!

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This question was answered on December 19, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Microsoft recently announced another critical security vulnerability that allows malicious programmers to 'spoof' web addresses in your browser The flaw can allow a trusted URL to show up in the address bar, while you are taken to a dangerous site

To see if your browser is vulnerable, go to:

http://www.secunia.com/internet_explorer_address_bar_spoofing_test

Microsoft has not yet posted a fix for the flaw However, a working patch was written by Openwares.org.:

http://security.openwares.org/

The Microsoft patches for all Windows systems are available via:

Windows Update

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Posted by Michal of Data Doctors on December 19, 2003