Clipboard Data Theft Optional In IE 7

A little known secret about Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser is the long standing feature that lets Web sites silently read data stored in the Windows "clipboard" the storage space that serves as a semi temporary repository for any text the user has recently cut and pasted or copied in virtually any Windows program.

Apparently, Microsoft has finally changed that feature with IE 7. The newest version of the browser throws up a prompt asking users whether they really want to share the contents of their clipboard (should they stumble upon a site that tries to filch it). Clipboard Data Theft Optional In IE 7 - Security Fix

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 21st December 2006 11:02PM