Browser bugs continue
- 13 October, 1998 21:00
Meanwhile, Spanish security researcher Juan Carlos Cuartango has discovered an even more alarming bug in Microsoft's Internet Explorer 4.01 that allows malicious HTML coders to actually steal files from your hard disk. The only catch is that the Web hacker must know the file's path and file name in advance--not a problem for key Windows configuration and other sensitive data files. Internet Explorer Product Manager Mike Nichols confirmed that Microsoft is working on a patch for this hole, but couldn't say when it would be posted on the company's Web site.