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____/ nessuno on Thursday 14 Jan 2010 23:17 : \____
> On Jan 14, 6:10 pm, bbgruff <bbgr...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> "Hackers who breached the defenses of Google, Adobe Systems and at least 32
>> other companies used a potent vulnerability in all versions of Internet
>> Explorer to carry out the attacks, researchers from McAfee said Thursday."
>> "The previously unknown flaw in the IE browser was just one of the vectors
>> used in the attacks, McAfee CTO George Kurtz wrote in a blog post. Using a
>> sophisticated spear-phishing campaign, the perpetrators barraged employees
>> from at least 34 companies in the defense, finance and high technology
>> industries with a "cocktail of zero-day vulnerabilities," that installed
>> backdoors on their computers."
>> "Our investigation has shown that Internet explorer is vulnerable on all of
>> Microsoft's most recent operating system releases, including Windows 7."
>> I suppose it could have happened to any browser.....?
> Big surprise.
It's also the "click attachment to execute" mentality Windows encourages. Some
attacks were targeted.
~~ Best of wishes
Roy S. Schestowitz | Billigator: eats your filesystem alive
http://Schestowitz.com | GNU is Not UNIX | PGP-Key: 0x74572E8E
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