Source -Nine weeks after a hacker demonstrated how to spoof authentication certificates for virtually any website on the internet, users of Internet Explorer and many other applications remain susceptible because Microsoft hasn't patched the underlying vulnerability.
The bug, which resides in an application programming interface known as CryptoAPI, causes IE and other applications that rely on the code to be tricked by fraudulent secure sockets layer certificates. It can be exploited to impersonate websites, virtual private networks, and email servers by adding a null character to the prefix of an address in a legitimate SSL credential.
SSL spoof bug still haunts IE, Safari, Chrome â€¢ The Register
- LAPTOP. HP Pavilion dv7-1005TX .
- IntelCore [email protected] x2
- 4.00 GB installed, max capacity 8 GB.
- Graphics Card(s)
- Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT & 512MB DDR2 dedicated graphics mem.
- Monitor(s) Displays
- 17.0" diagonal WXGA + High definition brightview widescreen infinity display.
- Screen Resolution
- 1440 x 900
- Hard Drives
Drive 1. 298.09 GB Fujitzu MHZ2320BH G2 ATA Device
Drive 2. [ All as above.]
CONFIG. C:\287.65 GB, D:\298.09 GB, E:\10.44 GB.
- Laptop / notebook.
- Synaptics PS/2 Port touch pad.
- IBM enhanced
- Internet Speed
- ADSL [ Too slow.]
- Other Info