Bulgarian bug hunter strikes again
Web surfers using the Internet Explorer 5 (IE5) Web browser are being warned by Microsoft about a possible security breach that could let an attacker take the your computer “hostage”. Microsoft says the flaw can let a “malicious” Web site operator run executable code on your computer after you’ve visited their website.
The vulnerability is in IE 5’s “Import-Export-Favorites” feature, which lets users import and export lists of commonly accessed Web addresses. In a security alert, Microsoft warns that “the net result is that a malicious Web site operator potentially could take any action on the computer that the user would be capable of taking.”
Scary stuff, when you consider that this means that a hacker could get into your computer and erase files, change them, format your hard drive… anything you can do, they can do worse.