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Hackers Exploit IE Flaw by Malicious Codes in Compromised Sites

Hackers have started taking over websites to infect vulnerable computers with malicious code that takes advantage of a zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer, according to security news came recently.

According to reports, the IE flaw that affects all editions of Internet Explorer started to proliferate in the 2nd week of December 2008 soon after Microsoft's Patch Tuesday released for December 2008. The security flaw is in the manner browser deals with DHTML Data Bindings.

Following a report from Microsoft about a considerable rise in the total number of malware-infected computers over the second weekend of December 2008, security researchers at Trend Micro estimated that about 6,000 sites had been compromised. The move indicates a change in tricks for hackers who had b...

» SPAMfighter News - 12/23/2008

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