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The possibilities are endless, and since both spoof issues appear to be unfixable, it must surely place a big question mark over Explorer’s viability as a browser.
All in all, it does not look good. Not good at all.
However what is more worrying is that this hole could easily be combined with another Explorer spoofing problem discovered in December.
The previous spoofing problem allowed Explorer users to think they were visiting one site when in fact they were visiting somewhere entirely different. The implications are not only troublesome, but Microsoft’s failure to include a fix for the problem in its January patches has led many to believe it cannot be prevented.
If the same is true for this spoofing issue, then it will only be a matter of time before someone who thinks they are visiting one website and downloading one file will in fact be visiting somewhere entirely different and downloading whatever that site’s owner decides.
Originally posted by Shoktek
"Lindows" is making some progress, and coming packaged with some computers. It is a step towards the wrong direction.