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And what is IE's exploit du jour this time?

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From eWeek:  IE Exploit Targets Banner Ad Servers

The ubiquitous banner ad has become the latest delivery mechanism for exploit code targeting a known flaw in Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer browser.

During a 12-hour window over the weekend, hackers broke into a load balancing server that handles ad deliveries for Germany's Falk eSolutions and successfully loaded exploit code on banner advertising served on hundreds of Web sites.

"Users visiting Web sites that carry banner advertising delivered by our system were periodically delivered a file from the compromised site. This file tries to execute the IE-Exploit function on the users' computer," Falk eSolutions confirmed Monday.

The exploit (Bofra/IFrame) takes advantage of an IE vulnerability discovered and reported to Microsoft earlier this month. It is a variant of the MyDoom virus that launched zero-day attacks on vulnerable IE users two weeks ago.

One word...  Firefox.

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Gravatar Image1 - Yes,

I know that when I am visiting some news pages (www.zive.cz) my Firefox keeps asking me what to do with a file named adrun.dll.
So, if I would be running IE the system would simply RUN the DLL?
So far for the trustworthy computing...

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