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Windows 7: IE flaw gives hackers access to user files, MS says.

04 Feb 2010   #1
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IE flaw gives hackers access to user files, MS says.

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Microsoft warned on Wednesday that a flaw in its Internet Explorer browser gives attackers access to files stored on a PC under certain conditions.
"Our investigation so far has shown that if a user is using a version of Internet Explorer that is not running in Protected Mode an attacker may be able to access files with an already known filename and location," Microsoft said in a security advisory.

The vulnerability requires that an attacker knows the name of the file they want to access, it said.
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IE flaw gives hackers access to user files, Microsoft says

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Another great post. I hope you know how much we all appreciate this. Thank You Jan
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