Spoofing flaw hits web browsers

Wednesday, 9 February 2005, 12:21 PM EST

A newly discovered security flaw in popular browsers including Firefox and Opera could be exploited by hackers to carry out phishing scams, security experts have warned.

Security services company Secunia issued an advisory detailing the issue, which allows for spoofing of web addresses. The flaw could be exploited by a malicious website to spoof the URL displayed in the address bar, SSL certificate and status bar.

By Steve Ranger at vnunet.

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