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Windows 7: Hackers Used Flaw In Internet Explorer In New Attacks

15 Feb 2014   #1
PaulGo

Windows 7 64 SP1
 
 
Hackers Used Flaw In Internet Explorer In New Attacks

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Hackers Used Flaw In Internet Explorer In New Attacks



...Security firm FireEye Inc discovered the attacks against IE 10 this week, saying that hundreds or thousands of machines have been infected. It said the culprits broke into the website of U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wars and inserted a link that redirected visitors to a malicious web page that contained the infectious code in Adobe Systems Inc's Flash software.


...A Microsoft spokesman said the company was aware of the "targeted" attacks and was investigating. "We will take action to help protect customers," said spokesman Scott Whiteaker.
Hackers Used Flaw In Internet Explorer In New Attacks


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15 Feb 2014   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

"...but I only surf to safe websites", says the infected computer user.
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15 Feb 2014   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7 H-Prem-x64 Linux-M-Mate-x64
 
 

Thinking a government site is safe is a wild term to say the least
Healthcare.gov anyone ?
Cheers.
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15 Feb 2014   #4
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Nsa.gov too maybe?
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15 Feb 2014   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
"...but I only surf to safe websites", says the infected computer user.
Heard it so many times. I give them links to the Security or BSOD forums.
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15 Feb 2014   #6
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
"...but I only surf to safe websites", says the infected computer user.
Wow thats what i say too.... Why do i never follow my own advice?
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15 Feb 2014   #7
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

It affects IE9 also. And on a side note, NONE of AV products caught the hacked code.
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15 Feb 2014   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7 H-Prem-x64 Linux-M-Mate-x64
 
 

The feature Trusted sites zone should be removed from Internet explorer completely there really is no such animal,
Cheers.
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15 Feb 2014   #9
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
The feature Trusted sites zone should be removed from Internet explorer completely there really is no such animal,
Cheers.
Perhaps, but I only have two and one is my surveillance processor (cameras).
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15 Feb 2014   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7 H-Prem-x64 Linux-M-Mate-x64
 
 

Unfortunately most people do not know how to use the trusted zones with common sense,
Yours is an example of an exception of using common sense

Adding explicit sites or common sites like Yahoo... as a trusted site as a bad example of what to add to the trusted zone,
Or as far as this article is concerned any .gov site
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