New generation of IE malware now circulating

Hackers have posted a new version of malicious software that will make it easier for them to exploit an unpatched vulnerability in Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) browser. Based on a critical bug disclosed on March 22, the software was posted by hackers Friday to the Web site.

The code exploits a flaw in the way IE processes Web pages using the createTextRange() method. Hackers have been using malware that takes advantage of this vulnerability to install unauthorized software on victims' computers over the past week, but this new generation is considered to be more dangerous, according to security researchers. New generation of IE malware now circulating

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 31st March 2006 11:21PM