New URI browser flaws worse than first thought

Thursday, 16 August 2007, 1:21 AM EST

A little-known feature in the Windows operating system can lead to big problems for Web surfers.

Security researchers Billy Rios and Nathan McFeters say they've discovered a new way that the URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) protocol handler technology, used by Windows to launch programs through the browser, can be misused to steal data from a victim's computer.

At InfoWorld.

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