Jan 272010
 
 January 27, 2010  Online

Dan Goodin reports:

If you use any version of Internet Explorer to surf Twitter or other Web 2.0 sites, Jorge Luis Alvarez Medina can probably read the entire contents of your primary hard drive.

The security consultant at Core Security said his attack works by clicking on a single link that exploits a chain of weaknesses in IE and Windows. Once an IE user visits the booby-trapped site, the webmaster has complete access to the machine’s C drive, including files, authentication cookies – even empty hashes of passwords.

Read more in The Register.

  One Response to “IE Windows vuln coughs up local files”

  1. Oh goodie.

    It seems that the only way to keep my data safe is to have one machine with data and another with internet connectivity (for surfing).

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