IE 8 update in windows could be misused by malware author

Discussion in 'Software News, Previews and Reviews' started by meetdilip, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. meetdilip

    meetdilip The Wizard

    The upcoming windows update for 7, which is targeted at European users to give them an option to choose the browser of their choice by presenting them a ballet screen is supposedly susceptible to misused by malware authors.

    The ballet which is going to be introduced in response to the anti-trust cases filed against Microsoft by other browser developers with the European union, supposedly presents users with a choice of major browsers like Mozilla Firefox , chrome, opera and of course Internet explorer too.

    Some security experts claim that malware creators could create similar screens taking advantage of the hype created by the original update into tricking users into authorizing the installation / downloading malware. While this may not work against experienced users , it may indeed work against users are new to internet world.

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