Windows weakness can lead to network traffic hijacks


A problem in the way Windows PCs obtain network settings could let attackers hijack traffic, security researchers said Saturday.

The problem occurs because of a design bug in the system used by Windows PCs to obtain proxy settings, researchers with security firm IOActive said at the ShmooCon hacker conference here. As a result, an attacker with access to a network at a corporation, for example, could insert a malicious proxy and see all the traffic, the researchers said. Windows weakness can lead to network traffic hijacks | CNET News.com

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 3rd April 2007 1:12AM