Microsoft Says “IE URL Spoofability Not a Problem”

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As reported here by Aunty just days ago, there is a vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer which allows bad people to make you think that you are clicking on a link for one site, and then redirecting you to another site altogether. As an example, Aunty even spoofed a link to Amazon in the post. It sure looked like clicking the link would take you to Amazon, but in fact it took you right back to the post you were reading.

Imagine if you got email which appeared to be from your bank, and when you clicked on the URL which “your bank” had sent you, it took you to a site which was so similar to your bank’s site that you never noticed the difference. Imagine what someone could get unsuspecting users to do with a trick like that.

Well, apparently, whatever it is, Microsoft doesn’t think it’s a problem, as they announced today, and Aunty quotes:

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“Our investigation has indicated that this is not a security vulnerability.”

Well.

Isn’t that special.

In other news, Internet security firm SafeScan announced today that another Microsoft Internet Explorer exploit “represented the highest number of hacking attacks in the second quarter”

And in yet other news, British security firm Mi2g has determined that the safest, most secure computing platforms available today are Apple’s OS X, and the Open Source platform of BSD.

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2 thoughts on “Microsoft Says “IE URL Spoofability Not a Problem”

  1. Microsoft Says “IE URL Spoofability Not a Problem”. What?!? If you want to make sure you have no problem and you don’t want to use Firefox (why not?), then you can use SpoofStick for IE….

  2. As reported here by Aunty just days ago, there is a vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer which allows bad people to make you think that you are clicking on a link for one site, and then redirecting you to another…

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