IE bug lets hackers phish with Google Desktop

Monday, 5 December 2005, 2:56 PM EST

A bug in Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) browser gives phishers a way to scan the hard drives of Google Desktop users, according to an Israeli hacker. Because of a flaw in the way IE processes Web pages, a malicious Web site could use the attack to steal sensitive information like credit card numbers or passwords from the hard drives of its visitors.

By Robert McMillan at Computerworld.

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