Saturday, July 26, 2008

Attacks on Net Flaw

According to experts and analysts, highly-organized attacks on many sites have already begun, following the leak of sensitive security information following the discovery of an exploit in the structure announced last month.

Now all firms are being told to patch quickly.

The vulnerability allows savvy hackers to reroute browsers, even if the users has entered the correct site. This can be extremely dangerous for sites containing sensitive information. A phisher could publish a site similar to that of PayPal's and then retrieve your personal information when you enter it.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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