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Mike Temporale
01-27-2005, 03:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?ContentId=3995' target='_blank'>http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?ContentId=3995</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Security firm Airscanner released information about several weaknesses in Pocket Internet Explorer, the standard web browser that comes pre-installed on Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone devices. These flaws can be used together to trick end users into submitting local and/or sensitive data, such as usernames and passwords. The potential for exploiting these vulnerabilities are restricted only by an attacker’s imagination. The research firm says that Pocket Internet Explorer is not as powerful as its big brother Internet Explorer, and as such, an attacker is limited in what techniques can be used to launch an attack."</i><br /><br />While it doesn't open up your device to a virus attack, it does allow you to be fooled into a false sense of security while filling out an online form. However, I think this is just the start of things to come. :( Get your virus scanners ready...

Jerry Raia
01-27-2005, 11:36 PM
It was just a matter of when this would start not if. :cry: