June 22nd, 2005, 02:44 PM
Spoofing Flaw Haunts IE, Firefox, Safari
The vulnerability, which can be exploited by malicious hackers to trick surfers into disclosing confidential information, affects all the major Web browsers.
A newly discovered flaw in all the major Web browsers could allow Internet scammers to successfully launch phishing attacks, according to a warning from security research outfit Secunia Inc.
The vulnerability, confirmed on fully patched versions of Microsoft Corp.'s dominant Internet Explorer browser, can be exploited by malicious hackers to trick surfers into disclosing confidential information, including credit card and social security numbers.
"Successful exploitation normally requires that a user is tricked into opening a link from a malicious Web site to a trusted Web site," the company added.