Bug Spoofs Internet Explorer Addresses
Microsoft's Internet Explorer, already stunned with a bug currently being used by hackers to infect PCs with spyware, suffers from yet another vulnerability, a researcher said Tuesday.
The bug affects how the browser loads Flash files, which use the ".swf" extension. Attackers can use a Flash file to spoof the address bar in IE to disguise the true URL of the site being viewed. Address bar spoofing is a long-time phishing tactic that's used to masquerade the bogus URL.
(Oddly enough, recent research by a trio from Harvard and Berkeley shows that few surfers use the browser address bar to detect fake sites.) TechWeb | News | Bug Spoofs Internet Explorer Addresses
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