New Internet Explorer exploit posted on the Web

Thursday, 8 July 2004, 8:13 AM EST

A Dutch computer science student claims that Microsoft's latest patch for its Internet Explorer browser, released July 2nd, does not provide sufficient protection. In an Internet News Group posting, Jelmer Kuperus says he has found another way hackers could run malicious programs on a Web user's PC.

The so-called "Download.Ject" flaw, which was patched by Microsoft's July 2nd release (available at www.microsoft.com/downloadject), made it possible for hackers to steal passwords and private account information when a user is logged on to banking sites.

By Robin Arnfield at NewsFactor.

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