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Articles tagged with: exploit

Microsoft’s IE Threat: Cookie Jacking

A computer security firm has found a flaw in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser that allows hackers to steal credentials to access Facebook, Twitter, and other websites. The technique is called cookiejacking, an abbreviated form of cookie-hijacking. Once the hacker has the cookie, he or she can use it to gain access to the same website.

The vulnerability currently affects all versions of Internet Explorer on every version of Windows operating system. Hackers can exploit the flaw to access a data file, called a cookie, that holds the login name and password to a web account.

Symantec Catches Facebook Leaking Info

A programming bug found yesterday on Facebook’s website may have mistakingly given advertisers a dose of personal information according to researchers at anti-virus organization, Symantec. The issues were posted on Tuesday saying that it was probably a bug that has affected 100,000 Facebook applications for years. Symantec claims that Facebook apps have been inadvertently giving advertisers access tokens (special codes that are used by a browser to access Facebook accounts over the Internet).