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The new security flaw, which compromises the user’s “heap memory”, was discovered and announced by security company Secunia. While not exploitable by phishers or hackers seeking to gain access to the user’s computer, it can expose sensitive information both received from and entered in at websites which the user has visited.
Explained Thomas Kristensen, CTO of Secunia, “Unlike other browser flaws, this one is not subject to phishing or access to the system. But it can expose sensitive information from other websites you visited and the information you entered there.”
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