Security researcher finds Edge browser security issue that allows launching external applications


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Originally published at: https://www.myce.com/news/security-researcher-finds-edge-browser-security-issue-that-allows-launching-external-applications-85277/

A security researcher has found a way to start applications on Windows from the Microsoft Edge browser with a fairly simple script. The researcher has made a proof-of-concept available, which means exploits are usually not far away. Microsoft patched the issue in an update that was part of this week’s Patch Tuesday.