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Guns4Hire

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#1 13 years ago

http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/internet/07/25/hackers.backup.software.reut/index.html

Flaws in media players like Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes and RealNetworks Inc.'s RealPlayer could enable a hacker to get into a user's computer through a poisoned MP3 file.

Users of Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser could be compromised simply by visiting a malicious Web site, SANS said.

Even the open-source Mozilla and Firefox Web browsers, which has gained in popularity thanks to security concerns, had flaws as well, Paller said.

Whats up? I thought Mozilla was all l33t and stuff :lol:




MrFancypants Forum Admin

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#2 13 years ago

As the article said, the flaw was in Apple's software so your browser can't do much about it.




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#3 13 years ago

Nothing is a brick wall to hackers, it's just that Firefox doesn't allow ActiveX controls - the cause of 90% of viruses/malware/spyware/adware/trojans/keyloggers through IE.