IE "cookiejacking" security hole discovered, affecting all versions

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IE “cookiejacking” security hole discovered, affecting all versions.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/05/OBJuhN.jpg[/newsimage]A new Zero-Day exploit has been discovered to exist in every version of Internet Explorer, and, with the help of a little social engineering, it has the potential to get a hold of personal data by stealing a user’s cookies.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/ie-cookiejacking-security-hole-discovered-affecting-all-versions-45798/](http://www.myce.com/news/ie-cookiejacking-security-hole-discovered-affecting-all-versions-45798/)


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Wow this is news ;). Haven’t used IE 6,7,8 with good reason.
Jeff


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Are cookies even used anymore? You should be able to limit the kinds of info that cookies track… at least push in false tracks so that etailers can’t gouge you when your interesting in buying something and they gauge how much your willing to pay by your cookies… that’s just abuse. Example: airlines


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[QUOTE=tmc8080;2590488]Are cookies even used anymore?[/QUOTE] Your browser just used a cookie to tell the MyCE server who you are, so that you stay logged in on this forum. :iagree:


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[QUOTE=tmc8080;2590488]Are cookies even used anymore? You should be able to limit the kinds of info that cookies track… at least push in false tracks so that etailers can’t gouge you when your interesting in buying something and they gauge how much your willing to pay by your cookies… that’s just abuse. Example: airlines[/QUOTE]
Of course cookies are still used.
How do you think target advertising works?
I block as many as possible… Still there’s workarounds to keep spamming us.
Jeff