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Google flaw adds phishing hole to sites

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, November 28, 2006
16 years ago2,185 views

New Neowin.net report states the following:
"A security flaw in Google's search appliances could expose Web sites that use the products to information-stealing phishing attacks, experts warned Monday."

Technically there is "a flaw in the way the systems handle certain characters makes it possible to craft a Web link that looks like it points to a trusted site, but when clicked serves up content from a third, potentially malicious site."

Link to the original Reuters article included in this article:
http://www.neowin.net/index.php?act=view&id=36263

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

You mean this:
http://sla.ckers.org/forum/read.php?3,3109 ?

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Yes, this one. For some reason the Neowin source link points to Verizon Wireless/YouTube stuff..

/pd [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

you mean Reuter is just cutting this chatter now ??? Waaaaaaa.. I remember posting this a long time ago here

http://blogoscoped.com/forum/76429.html

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

That's another fact too. And this sample search from google2.fda.gov site showing Stallone's picture works still!

/pd [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

really Juha ?? ..

Thats so darn bizzara.. this has been in the wild for what --14 days now ??

well so much for infosec peeps in the .gov zones!!

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