Opera Browser Users Urged to Upgrade

Security researchers have uncovered a security weakness in one of the more recent versions of the Opera Web browser that bad guys could use to trick users into downloading and running unwanted programs on their computers.

Computer security firm Secunia said its researchers found that a design error in the way Opera processes mouse clicks in new browser windows -- combined with the predictability of the position of the "File Download" dialog box -- could be exploited to trick the user into clicking on the "Open" button of a file download prompt, even if the user actually clicked on the button that says "Save" or "Cancel." Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer and Internet Security - (washingtonpost.com)

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 13th December 2005 11:49PM