Thursday, December 09, 2004

Vulnerability That Affects All/Most Browsers

I think that many assume that Firefox has invulnerable. If you've been following it's development, you can see that this is not true. It has had its share of holes. The difference between it and Internet Explorer, however, is that the holes get fixed more quickly. Here, we have a vulnerability that affects all (or at least most) browsers. It allows another site to "hi-jack" or take over the page you expect to see. It isn't an extremely critical problem, but still something to watch for. There is a good explanation at Secunia, along with a test. What will be interesting here is to watch to see how quickly Microsoft provides a patch and how quickly Mozilla does. My money is on Mozilla . . .

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