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IE Zero-Day Hijack Breaks Into Gmail Accounts

     

engine

5:39 pm on Jun 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

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IE Zero-Day Hijack Breaks Into Gmail Accounts [zdnet.com]
Microsoft and Google have separately warned about a new Internet Explorer zero-day being exploited to break into GMail accounts.

The browser flaw, which is currently unpatched, expose Windows users to remote code execution attacks with little or no user action (drive-by downloads if an IE users simply surfs to a rigged site).

Sgt_Kickaxe

9:17 pm on Jun 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

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The article title is
'State-sponsored attackers' using IE zero-day to hijack GMail accounts

So does "state sponsored" mean this was an intentional backdoor that has been "discovered"?

I really don't want to hear any government propaganda on "we need to make the internet safer" if they are also in the business of giving themselves access doors on the down low. It's like being a United Nations member while being the biggest arms dealer in the world at the same time.

IanCP

10:15 pm on Jun 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Boom! Boom! [no pun intended]