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    IE bug lets fake sites look real

    Microsoft on Tuesday said it was looking into reports of a potential bug in its Web browser that could help malicious hackers design convincing Web site spoofs.
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    yet another internet explorer bug ... Microsoft should just rewrite the whole browser, its such a piece of crap
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    Originally posted here by Deimos326
    yet another internet explorer bug ... Microsoft should just rewrite the whole browser, its such a piece of crap
    They never wrote it in the first place. They re wrote another browser and named it IE.
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    if you want to avoid bugs in IE then you should try mozilla or opera both are great browsers that are less targeted than any thing micro$oft will ever put out.
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    Anyone else sees the possiblities on this one? I can just see the mailbox filled with people claiming they did NOT choose to buy that expensive digi cam (Strangely, that happend exactly after they loged in after being requested by email to do so :O ).

    You can see a real time example from the guys at zapthedingbat (they discoverd it): .

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    Good post Dead Addict - this should get interesting. I can only imagine the extent that this will get exploited.
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    Sorry guys, but I'm with Microsoft on this one. This should have been reported directly to Microsoft so they could patch it without this ever becoming released into the wild and therefore a huge problem.

    This moron is trying to make a political statement by explaining holes in Microsoft products. But to do that at the expense of an unknowing public is pathetic and arrogant. He is harming thousands of people merely to boost his own ego and take a swing at Microsoft.

    Shame on him.

    One more thing. Nobody but Microsoft has the source for IE. So what possible benefit could it be to release this exploit to anyone but them?
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    Wow... thats one hell of a bug.... I'm speechless...

    Guess I'm going to have to go install mozilla on all my workstations now and restrict access to IE?
    I'm tired of the fuc*in IE "bugs"!

    Striek: I agree with you on this. (and on many other things) This is something that you don't let out. m$ should have a chance to patch something like this. This isn't some take over your machine vuln... this is a take over your bank account vuln!
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    "Microsoft did not set a timetable for its investigation, but said it MAY eventually release a patch to address the problem"
    from zdnet article (emphasis mine)

    ms has not had a very good rep for fixing bugs submitted to them , a few times people have gone public to force them to fix a problem. From the quote above it doesn't seem that they care too much. Nor does it increase my faith in them.
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    well not only did opera inform me that i was about to go to an address containg a password (thats what it assumes the bit before the @ is) but it displayed ::

    in the address bar - ahhh Opera how I love thee

    but i do agree that this should have been given to m$ to fix first before going wild - but then again sometimes they have to be forced into action


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