Internet Explorer Exposes Sensitive Information

By TS | Thomas ยท 4 replies
Jun 15, 2003
  1. A vulnerability has been identified in Internet Explorer, which exposes sensitive information to "" & "".

    While this is a known "feature" when the "Show Related Links" option is activated in Internet Explorer, there is a bug, so that Internet Explorer will keep transmitting the information to "" & "" after "Show Related Links" has been de-activated. This occurs whenever "Ctrl+R" is used to reload a page.

    To make matters worse, it has been confirmed that this behaviour also affects SSL enabled pages. 1 thing is that Microsoft has chosen to make a "feature", which reveals this information to "" & "", but the fact that information, which was supposed to be protected by SSL & sent only to 1 site, is sent in plain text to a third party ("" & "") is of great concern.

    Would you like to know more?
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    And its another great triumph for Microsoft security! ;)
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Heh, another reason I don't use IE.
  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    "alexa" is nothing more than spyware. I removed that IE browser "plug-in" a long time ago.
  5. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 536

    AdAware and Alexa is OUT !!
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