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Attack through new IE exploit

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Internet Explorer is again exploited by hackers. The attack, named “Aurora”, against Google and some other American companies was based on this new exploit of the Internet Explorer, announced McAfee. The exploit has already been reproduced by the Metasploit-Team, which has added the exploit to its framework.

Therefore the danger of this exploit has grown because also Script-Kiddies are able to use this exploit. The BSI recommended using another browser to not get victim of this exploit. Microsoft recommends to set the security options to “high” or to disable JavaScript on which the exploit is based.

A video explaining the attack “Aurora” can be found here.